Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Center for Malaria Research
Pennsylvania State University
W230B Millennium Science Complex
University Park, PA 16802
I received my Ph.D. at McArdle with Bill Sugden in 2007. My lab couples molecular parasitology with structural biology to study the malaria parasite (Plasmodium spp.). In particular, we focus upon 1) the role that translational repression plays in making and keeping the parasites infectious while they await transmission from mosquitoes, 2) the structure/function relationships of key RNA-binding proteins, and 3) comprehensive proteomics and transcriptomics to identify and validate candidates for novel vaccination strategies.