Of Mosquito Bites, Healing and Hope

Dr. Terrie Taylor has dedicated almost three decades to researching malaria in sub-Saharan Africa where the disease kills as many as two-million children each year.

A University Distinguished Professor of internal medicine in MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, Terrie spends six months of each yearthe rainy seasonin Malawi where she leads a team that conducts research on malaria and treats patients infected with the disease, the vast majority of whom are children.


Malaria is an ancient disease, but it is still beating us and killing hundreds of thousands of people each year, mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa.  It is very tricky — it is the ‘Voldemort’ of parasites.

Terrie Taylor