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Leading Science for a Malaria-Free World 

Founded in May 2001 and continuously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute conducts discovery research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and field research at the Macha Research Trust in Zambia and other sites of endemic malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, India, and elsewhere. 

The initial Bloomberg Philanthropies gift established a state-of-the-art research facility with the goal to treat and control malaria, develop a vaccine, and find new drug targets and innovative strategies to prevent and cure the deadly disease. The Institute has contributed to advances in all these areas and is one of the most comprehensive research endeavors focused on malaria globally.

News and Noteworthy

Research from Dimopoulos Lab

New research from the Dimopoulos lab on the cover of Trends in Parasitology. Image by Yuemei Dong, PhD.


MMI's Gladys Gutiérrez-Bugallo, PhD, has received a Pew Latin American Fellowship, which provides support for young scientists from Latin America to receive postdoctoral training in the United States. 

In the News

How to prevent mosquito bites according to science. Diego Giraldo, PhD, from the McMeniman lab, is quoted.



 Pilot grants awarded


First- and last-authored publications since 2010 

Malaria Research | In Action

Watch the video to learn how scientists at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute research malaria from the lab in Baltimore to the field in Southern and Central Africa.