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About Us

iPEARL (Intracellular Parasite Education and Research Labs) is a pioneering bioscience research lab at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus. Focused on Apicomplexan protozoans (viz., Toxoplasma, Plasmodium) causing global health concerns, iPEARL's cutting-edge facilities drive high-quality research on pathogens and host cells. With a diverse team from around the world, iPEARL is making strides in understanding the parasite's impact on human health.

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  • Conduct innovative research on parasite-host interaction to understand and address their impact on human health.

  • Advance global health by generating insights that inform strategies for preventing, treating, and mitigating diseases caused by protozoan parasites.

  • Foster a collaborative and diverse team, bringing together global expertise to tackle the challenges posed by parasites.



  • Be a pioneering force in molecular parasitology, leading global efforts to combat diseases caused by parasites.

  • Envision a future where the threat of protozoan parasites is significantly reduced through practical solutions and interventions.

  • Cultivate a culture of excellence and innovation, contributing to transformative breakthroughs in parasitology to benefit global health.

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