Odom John lab news

Congrats to our new PhDs!

  • Ann Guggisberg, thesis defense "Discovery and characterization of a novel class of metabolic regulators in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum" on September 7
  • Leah Imlay, thesis defense "Targeting isoprenoid biosynthesis in Plasmodium falciparum" on August 10

Odom John lab research overview

New drugs are urgently needed to treat malaria, which causes nearly one million deaths per year, mostly very young children. We study the basic molecular and cellular biology of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, in order to identify new antimalarial drug targets. Our primary research goals are to understand the biological functions of specific metabolic pathways in the malaria parasite--that is, to understand what the parasite needs to make, and why it needs to make it.


\We are located on the 6th floor of the McDonnell Pediatric Research Building.