Associate Professor Biological Sciences, Biomolecular Sciences Institute Florida International University
OE 214, 305-348-7618, email@example.com
I've been trained in biochemistry, molecular biology, computer science, and vector biology during my undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral studies. These training prepared me well to study interdisciplinary research, focusing on malaria-mosquito interaction, aiming to develop drugs and vaccines to control malaria:
Genome-wide association study to find genes of interest.
Lab experiments to investigate the functions of the candidate trait-related genes and the pathways.
Vaccines and small molecule drugs development, to target these newly identified pathways to block malaria transmission
My group have successfully identified one novel pathway mediating Plasmodium parasite invasion in mosquitoes, a candidate protein as a malaria vaccine antigen, and a compound to block malaria transmission.
As a PI, I lead several research projects supported by NSF CAREER Award and NIH Research grants. I'm also a recipient of FIU CASE research excellence.