Patricia L. Dorn

William and Audrey Hutchinson Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences

Office Location
460 Monroe Hall
Mailing Address
Biological Sciences
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Campus Box 25
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-3672
Fax Number
(504) 865-2920
E-mail Address
Personal Website


Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1989

Short Bio

Dr. Dorn's research is focused on understanding the epidemiology and control of transmission of Chagas disease, a leading cause of heart disease in Latin America caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi . Her most recent work examines the genetic structure of a leading Chagas insect vector in Mesoamerica, Triatoma dimidiata, and T. cruzi infection in insect vectors and animals in the southern United States. Visit Dr. Dorn's website to see her publications concerning Chagas Disease.

Courses Taught

  • Microbiology
  • Genetics and Society
  • Cells and Heredity
  • Biology Freshman Seminar
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics