Odom lab news

Congrats to the following Odom lab members!

  • Ann Guggisberg, Monsanto Excellence Fund Graduate Student Fellowship
  • Chad Schaber, Monsanto Excellence Fund Graduate Student Fellowship
  • Audrey Odom, March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Award
  • Megan Kelly, Marion Specter Prize for best undergraduate biology thesis

Odom 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.

Our lab is part of the Pathobiology Research Unit in the Department of Pediatrics. We are located on the 6th floor of the McDonnell Pediatric Research Building.