Mark F. Wiser, PhD

Associate Professor

Vice Chair
Suite 2300
Dr. Wiser

Education & Affiliations

Research faculty, Molecular Parasitology, Yale University, Connecticut
Post-doctoral, Cell Biology, Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology, Heidelburg Germany
PhD, Cell Biology, University of Minnesota
BA, Biology, Franklin College of Indiana


Mark Wiser's primary interest is the molecular and cellular biology of protozoan parasites and their interactions with the hosts. Major research accomplishments include the description of proteins synthesized by the malaria parasite and exported to the host cell; a proposed novel secretory pathway of the malarial parasite which functions to target proteins to the host erythrocyte, as well as a characterization of protein kinases and chaperones of the malarial parasite. He also teaches a medical protozoology course and has written a text book (Protozoa and Human Disease) on the topic, as well as teaching a biological basis of disease course and written a corresponding textbook (Biology for the Health Sciences, Mechanism of Disease). 

Research Areas

  • Medical protozoology
  • Cell and molecular biology of malaria

Honors & Awards

  • 2002: Tulane University Health Sciences Center Teaching Scholar Award
  • 1999: Excellence in Teaching Award


View Dr. Wiser's publications at his NCBI profile page.


SPHU 3560 Biological Basis of Disease
TRMD 6070 Medical Protozoology
TRMD 7020 Infectious Disease Seminar