Research in the Muralidharan lab is aimed at understanding the biology of Plasmodium, the deadly human parasite that causes malaria. It is a disease that afflicts nearly 500 million people and causes almost a million deaths each year. Our goal is to uncover the molecular mechanisms that drive the parasitic life cycle of Plasmodium. The aim of this research is to leverage our knowledge of parasite biology towards development of intervention strategies that disrupt the disease process. We deploy a wide variety of tools to study the parasite including cellular biology, chemical biology, molecular biology and biochemistry. Our lab is located in the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at the Paul D. Coverdell Center.
Latest Lab News:
Two papers from the lab accepted!
Anat's work on apicoplast Clp proteins and David/Anat's work on the Plasmodium exported Hsp70 are in press.
David and Manuel get fellowships!
Manuel was selected for the CTEGD T32 fellowship and David received the ARCS foundation Global Impact Award. Congratulations! Their hard work paid off and it makes us look good!