Geetha Parthasarathy, PhD

Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

(985) 871-6546
18703 Three Rivers Road, Covington, LA 70433
Geetha Parthasarathy

Education & Affiliations

B.S (Hons.), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India
MSc (Hons), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India
PhD, Michigan State University
Post-doctoral, Johns Hopkins University


Research Interests

My primary research interest is determining the pathogenic mechanisms underlying Lyme neuroborreliosis. Currently I am exploring the role of Fibroblast growth factor receptor in Borrelia burgdorferi mediated neuroinflammation. Other areas of interest include bacterial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, apoptotic mechanisms in bacterial infections, and mechanisms of neurodegeneration.

Professional Awards

2019 Laure Woods Emerging Leader Award, Bay Area Lyme Foundation