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Dr. Elena Levashina

Project C6 (former A1): Functional characterization of REL2 pathway in responses to bacteria, microsporidia and malaria parasites in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae: PhD students: Suzana Zakovic (A1-1), Caroline Kiuru (A1 associated 1), Robin Benter (C6-2), Marly Erazo Lugo (C6-3).

Elena Levashina
Image Credit: Elena Levashina

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Vector Biology

Member of the RTG 2046 Steering Group

Research interest:

  • Immune response of the Anopheles mosquito to the Malaria parasite

Zakovic S, Levashina EA. (2018).
Insects Go on a STING Operation to Tackle Intracellular Invaders.
Immunity 49:195-7. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2018.08.003.


Yordanova I*, Zakovic S*, Rausch S, CostaG, Levashina E, Hartmann S. (2018).
Micromanaging immunity in the murine hosts versus mosquito vectors: microbiota-dependent immune responses to intestinal parasites.
Front Cell Infect Microbiol 8:308. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2018.00308.


Zakovic S, Levashina EA. (2017).
NF-κB-Like Signaling Pathway REL2 in Immune Defenses of the Malaria Vector Anopheles gambiae.
Front Cell Infect Microbiol 7:258. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.002583.

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