Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
Nigel Yarlett Receives Continued Funding
Nigel Yarlett, professor of chemistry and director of The Haskins Laboratories and professor of Chemistry, has received $251,128.00 in continued funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to advance research for the culture of Cryptosporidium parvum at The Haskins Laboratories. In 2014, Yarlett and his team received an initial grant from the Foundation in the amount of $200,000. It was the first Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Pace University.
Cryptosporidiosis is a parasitic disease that claims more than 100,000 lives globally each year. Yarlett’s work will continue to focus on the long-term culture of the parasite to better understand the role it plays in host nutrition, intestinal inflammation, and impact on the host microbiome. He recently spoke about this research at world health and development conferences in Beijing and San Francisco.
In 2015 Yarlett was named Pace Distinguished Professor in recognition of his continued outstanding contributions in research, teaching, and service to Pace University.