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Dr. Carole McArthur is a native of New Zealand where she obtained a Ph.D. in the field of immunology with a minor in biochemistry from the University of Otago. She also has an M.D. degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) and is a clinical and anatomic pathologist. Dr. McArthur also directs residency research in the pathology Department at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City and is an adjunct faculty member in the University of Missouri School of Medicine and in UMKC's women's and gender studies. She teaches immunology and Immunopathology in several units at UMKC. Her 30 years of research in the biological sciences span the fields murine tumor immunogenetics, human, fish and veterinary immunoparasitology, tropical medicine and human and veterinary diagnostic system development and evaluation.

She has extensive experience in both the academic and private sector in the development of diagnostic systems for the detection of a wide range of substances. These range from microorganisms, fungi, protozoa, proteins, peptides and many small molecules including therapeutic and abused drugs such as steroids , barbiturates, amphetamines and PCP. Her current research focuses on AIDS and TB in Africa, particularly in seeking novel therapies for TB.

Faculty and students are able to participate in clinical rotations and specific research projects by arrangement with Dr. McArthur. You may contact her at or 816-235-2175.

International Health Information and Faculty & Student Opportunities


The Following People Work in Dr. McArthur’s Lab:

In Kansas City-

Kyle D. Boyce
Mwamba Tchafu Malekani
Masha C. Nzabi
Charmi P. Patel
John R. Pinkston II

In Africa-
Helen Parr, M.A.
Henry Meriki, M.S.
Justina Ongey, M.S.
Mariama Nsalaf, B. A.

Alumni & Development Contact Info

Becky Higgins, Advancement Officer, 816-235-2022

Hilary Wheat, Director of Development 816-235-2173

Karen Wilson, Coordinator, Continuing Dental Education 816-235-2142

Amber Heffernan, Senior Accountant

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