In a recent published paper from Dr. Cheryl Lobo’s Laboratory of Blood Borne Parasites, the first author, Dr. Jeny Santos, and her colleagues report on the development and validation of novel techniques that examine various stages of the Babesia life cycle.

Using these techniques, the investigators were able to pinpoint the exact stage of the parasite life cycle targeted by various chemical drugs, a step forward toward the laboratory’s goal of developing interventions to control and prevent parasite transmission by transfusions. Their study entitled, “A novel flow cytometric application discriminates among the effects of chemical inhibitors on various phases of Babesia divergens’ intra-erythrocytic cycle” was selected by the Editors of Cytometry Part A to be part of the “In This Issue” (see picture and caption), a feature to keep readers abreast of important results in areas that might not be their specialty and as a method of highlighting significant work of Cytometry Part A authors.

Cursino-Santos JR, Singh M, Pham P, Lobo CA. A novel flow cytometric application discriminates among the effects of chemical inhibitors on various phases of Babesia divergens intraerythrocytic cycle. Cytometry A. 2017 Mar;91(3):216-231.