Nicole Searcey is a graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) and the UNL Honors Program. She majored in Biological Sciences and received her Bachelors of Science with High Distinction. Nicole received a U.S. Student Research Fulbright Scholarship and will spend 2013 in Arica, Chile doing research in the fields of archaeology, parasitology and human biology. Nicole has diverse academic interests and her future goal is to pursue dentistry.
This e-book describes detailed and often-overlooked aspects of the human parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Each chapter features different aspects of the parasite, such as epidemiology, social stigma, lifecycle contributors, economic impact, pathology of Chagas’ disease and more. This book was originally written as an honors assignment and senior thesis, and now made available for public use.