Ellen Martinsen and Joseph Schall, University of Vermont (image) University of Vermont Share Print E-Mail Caption In the lab of University of Vermont biologist and malaria expert Joseph Schall (back), Ellen Martinsen, a researcher at the Smithsonian and adjunct at UVM, helped confirm a discovery she and colleagues made: a malaria parasite that infects white-tailed deer. It's the first-ever malaria parasite known to live in a deer species and the only native malaria parasite found in any mammal in North or South America. Their results were published in the journal Science Advances. Credit Joshua Brown Usage Restrictions with coverage of associated story Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.