UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Parul Suri, MS

Parul Suri’s research is mainly focused on Sarcocystis neurona, a parasite that can cause EPM in horses.
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Parul Suri
Parul Suri's research is mainly focused on EPM. | Photo: Courtesy University of Kentucky

Name: Parul Suri
From: Delhi, India
Degrees and institutions where received: BS in biotechnology, India
MS in biological sciences, St. John’s University, New York

Originally from Dehli, India, Parul Suri, MS, worked for Zoetis in Michigan for two-and-a-half years after earning her master’s degree. During that time, she learned about projects that University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center researchers were conducting. Suri’s research interests matched perfectly with the studies underway at the Gluck Center, so she decided to pursue her PhD in Lexington, Kentucky.

Suri is working under the direction of Daniel Howe, PhD, molecular parasitologist at the Gluck Center. Her research is mainly focused on Sarcocystis neurona, a neural parasite that can cause the neurologic disease equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses. She is investigating the molecular mechanisms S. neurona uses to cause EPM in horses

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