SarasLustigman 100x100Dr. Sara Lustigman, New York Blood Center. CDIPD collaborates with the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, headed by Sara Lustiman, Ph.D, in filarid parasites, specifically those that cause onchocerciasis, also known as "river blindness", and lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis. The joint effort is focused, along with Anacor and Rahul Singh, in discovering new therapeutics to treat these diseases.