Audrey Odom John
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Audrey R Odom John


Summary

Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO.
Department of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases). Department of Microbiology.

The primary research goals of our lab 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.

Biochemistry Drugs & Devices Global Health Infectious Diseases Microbiology Parasitology Pediatrics Translational Medicine

Work details

Associate Professor

Washington University School of Medicine
Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)
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.