Ronald E. Blanton, M.D./M.Sc.

Professor of International Health and Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • M.D. 1979 Case Western Reserve University
  • M.Sc. 2003 Genetic Epidemiology, CWRU


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My work tries to integrate basic bench research with fieldwork in tropical medicine. The current active projects in the laboratory primarily utilize population genetics, quantitative genetics and molecular engineering. We study gene flow for the parasite Schistosoma mansoni and Aedes aegypti, the vector of dengue virus. From these studies we may be able to better design public health control measures for these problems. Another project is aimed at identifying genes that contribute to the clinical presentation of dengue. Finally, the lab participates in a project to clone, express and test potential vaccine candidates for S. mansoni infection. Past studies have focused on the relationship of geohelminth infections to human growth and development. For future directions, I am interested in also investigating genes that influence the response to therapy of hepatitis C (like dengue a flavivirus). Most of this work involves a field component in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

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Visitors and Deliveries:

  • Ronald E. Blanton, Ph.D, M.Sc.
    Case Western Reserve University
    Biomedical Research Building Suite 425
    2109 Adelbert Road
    Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: (216) 368-4814

Fax: (216) 368-4825


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  • 10900 Euclid Avenue LC: 4983
    Cleveland, OH 44106
Ronald E. Blanton, M.D./M.Sc.

Ronald E. Blanton, M.D./M.Sc.