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Marguerite Frongillo

Title: TFAC Instructor
Department: Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-743-0731
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  • BIOL 531 (Parasitology) (cross-listed ENHS 661, EPID 661)


Marguerite is interested in human and veterinary parasitology and has taught human parasitology since 2007. Before coming to USC, Marguerite had 28 years of experience teaching parasitology to veterinary students and doing research on parasitic infections in animals at the Cornell Veterinary College. Marguerite has expertise in practical diagnostic techniques for detecting parasitic infections in domestic and wild animals and has trained in human parasitology at the Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences. Her postdoctoral work was on the reproductive endocrinology of the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti. Marguerite earned her doctorate in Entomology from the University of Kansas with a dissertation on the behavior and reproductive endocrinology of the paper wasp Polistes metricus.

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