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Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute

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.


World Malaria Day Symposium 2024

Join us on Thursday, April 25 for this full-day, in-person, complimentary symposium. It is among the largest World Malaria Day events in North America.  Submit abstracts for poster consideration by March 24REGISTER NOW!

News and Noteworthy

Jane Carlton, PhD

Leading Researcher Jane Carlton joins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute as Director. She is a leader in the field of comparative genomics. The goal of Jane Carlton's research is to find and improve ways to monitor and control malaria, as well as identify ways to prevent and treat the mosquito-borne disease.


Two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions are open. Seeking candidates that use ‘omics’ technologies and systems biology approaches in their studies of the pathogen, the host, or vector.


Research leads to a portable battery-powered device for malaria control

The international team of researchers led by JHMRI Deputy Director George Dimopoulos with Professor Charles Wondji at the CRID in Cameroon worked with Hyris to develop a new, simple, portable battery-powered device that delivers early and cost-effective detection of mosquito resistance to insecticides, essential for planning and implementing effective malaria control strategies. 



Full-time faculty


 Pilot grants awarded


Mentions in major news outlets since 2020


Publications and articles in scientific journals 

Malaria Research in Action | A Video

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute are working to better understand and fight malaria from the labs in Baltimore to the field in Southern and Central Africa.