My research focuses on comparative genomics of parasitic protozoa, in particular species of malaria parasite and other Apicomplexa such as Cryptosporidium and Theileria, as well as the sexually-transmitted pathogen Trichomonas vaginalis. My group uses a combination of bioinformatics, genomics and population genetics techniques, both in silico and at the bench, to characterize and understand the evolutionary forces that shape whole genomes. The goal of my research is to provide a greater understanding of the biology of these fascinating parasites, with an eye towards developing better diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for their control.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology
Fellowship, National Institute of Health, NCBI
Microbial ecology. 2017 Nov 01; 74(<prism:issueIdentifier>4):923-936
PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2017 Jan 24; 11(1):e0005323-e0005323e0005323
mSphere. 2016 Nov -1; 1(6):?-?
Journal of clinical microbiology. 2016 Jun; 54(6):1500-1511
Infection, genetics & evolution. 2016 Jun; 40:243-252
Trends in parasitology. 2016 May 01; 32(<prism:issueIdentifier>5):349-351
Malaria study data integration and information retrieval based on OBO Foundry ontologies
CEUR Workshop Proceedings. [S.l.] : CEUR-WS, 2016. p.?-?. (2809272)
Trends in parasitology. 2016 Jan; 32(1):5-7