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The investigators below are among the world’s foremost experts and innovators in their specialties and are supported by a dedicated leadership team and advisory board. 

Our postdoctoral scholars and graduate students represent the next generation of leadership in malaria research and public health. 

Faculty

Deborah Andrew 

Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology  

Research: Salivary gland biology  

Jane Carlton

Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology  

Research: Genomics 

Isabelle Coppens 

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology  

Research: Malaria parasite autophagy in liver  

George Dimopoulos

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology  

Research: Modifying mosquitoes

Matthew Ippolito 

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology  

Research: Malaria pharmacology in rural Africa

Conor McMeniman

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology  

Research: Mosquito olfactory function 

William Moss

Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Research: Infectious diseases; vaccine-preventable diseases; infectious disease epidemiology; child health; pediatrics; measles; HIV; malaria; complex emergencies; Africa; India

Douglas Norris

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology  

Research: Genetic diversity within arthropod and arthropod-borne pathogen populations

Christopher Potter

Associated Professor of Neuroscience, School of Medicine

Research:  Neural circuits required for insect olfaction

Sean Prigge

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology  

Research: malaria; apicoplast; enzymology; mitochondrion; vitamins; metabolism; transcriptomics; metabolomics; enzyme cofactors; genome editing

Photini Sinnis

Photini Sinnis

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology  

Research: malaria; sporozoites; Plasmodium; mosquitoes; liver; skin

Prakash Srinivasan

Prakash Srinivasan

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology  

Research: malaria; parasitology; host-parasite interactions; vaccine development

Theresa Shapiro

Professor, School of Medicine; Division Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Research:  Structure-activity of synthetic antimalarial trioxanes; DNA topoisomerases as antiparasitic drug targets; Molecular and clinical pharmacology of antiparasitic drugs

 

David Sullivan

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology  

Research: Plasmodium, malaria, metal heme crystal, chemotherapy, drug discovery, placental malaria, cerebral malaria, FDA drug library

Fidel Zavala

Fidel Zavala

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology  

Research: malaria; malaria, transgenic mice, T-cells, memory, vaccines

Amy Wesolowski

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Research:  Using a range of mathematical and statistical approaches to understand the role of human behavior on infectious disease dynamics

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Rahul Bakshi

Research Associate of Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology | Shapiro Lab

Sophie Berube

Research Associate 

Emma Camacho

Assistant Scientist | Casadeval Lab

Shengzhang Dong

Senior Research Associate | Dimopoulos Lab

Yuemei Dong

Senior Research Associate | Dimopoulos Lab

Flores Garcia Yevel

Senior Research Associate | Zavala Lab

Wei Huang

Research Associate | Jacobs-Lorena Lab

Tamaki Kobayashi

Senior Research Associate

Chinmay Tikhe

Research Associate | Dimopoulos Lab

Abhai Tripathi

Associate Scientist

Faculty Emeritus

Peter Agre

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena

Professor Emeritus | Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

 

Clive Shiff

Professor Emeritus | Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Staff

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