Engman Lab

Personal Statement

David Engman, MD, PhD, has nearly three decades experience in trypanosome and myocarditis research. He has broad scientific interests, including cell and molecular biology of trypanosomes, mechanisms of host cell invasion by intracellular pathogens, pathogenesis and treatment of myocarditis and biomarker discovery for cancer diagnosis.


  • Pathogenesis and Treatment of Autoimmune Heart Disease
  • Mechanisms of Host Cell Invasion by the Parasite Trypanosoma cruzi
  • Structure and Function of Calcium-Acyl Switch Proteins
  • Molecular Determinants of Protein Trafficking to Ciliary Membranes
Meet Our Team

Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Engman Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

Bonney KM, Luthringer DJ, Kim SA, Garg NJ, Engman DM.

Annu Rev Pathol. 2018 Oct 24. doi:10.1146/annurev-pathol-020117-043711. PMID: 30355152. [Epub ahead of print].

Sharma AI, Olson CL, Mamede JI, Gazos-Lopes F, Epting CL, Almeida IC, Engman DM.

Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 22;7(1):9105. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08770-9. PMID: 28831063.

Sharma AI, Olson CL, Engman DM.

Pathogens. 2017 Aug 24;6(3). pii: E39. doi: 10.3390/pathogens6030039. PMID: 28837104.

Contact the Engman Lab

8700 Beverly Blvd.
Davis Building, Room 2019
Los Angeles, CA 90048