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gurdip-mann-working-on-chagas-vaccine-development.jpgChagas disease (caused by Trypanosoma cruzi) remains a leading neglected tropical disease in the Americas. Approximately 7.5 million people are living with Chagas disease, mostly in poor regions of Central and South America, although thousands of T. cruzi-infected individuals also live in the United States and different European countries. This infection is associated with 546,000 disability adjusted life years and 10,300 annual deaths. There is no a licensed vaccine yet on the market and our group is currently working towards the development of a chagas vaccine