Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology
M.D. and Ph.D. in Biophysics (Harvard University)
Joint with Department of Pathology
My research focuses on the apicoplast, a prokaryotically-derived plastid organelle unique to Plasmodium (and other pathogenic Apicomplexa parasites) and a key anti-malarial drug target. My laboratory's goal is to elucidate apicoplast biology, function, and role in pathogenesis with the ultimate goal of realizing the potential of the apicoplast as a therapeutic target.