Dr Paul McKean

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

My research expertise is molecular and cellular parasitology. The main focus of my research at present is the African trypanosome, Trypanosoma brucei; the causative agent of human sleeping sickness and the cattle wasting disease Nagana in sub-Saharan Africa. I have specific interests in (i) understanding the role of novel microtubule associated proteins in regulating cytoskeletal dynamics and cellular morphogenesis and (ii) identifying how proteins are specifically targeted to, and subsequently assembled into, the trypanosome flagellum.