Pharmacology and ToxicologySupervisor: Sabrina Absalon
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Dress Code:
- Standard Practice Employees working with hazardous chemicals in laboratories must wear closed-toe shoes, long pants or skirts which fully cover the legs, and a lab coat.
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry
- Hours per week:
- flexible based on student needs
- flexible within regular work hours
- We are interested in studying the fundamental biology of the most severe type of malaria which is caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Infection by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite causes the most severe form of human malaria and is responsible for more than 400,000 deaths annually. Growing resistance to current antimalarial therapies makes the search for alternative drugs, an urgent global public health priority. Clinically, malaria symptoms result from the replication of the parasite inside red blood cells. However, cell cycle progression and regulation in Plasmodium parasites are poorly understood. Importantly, the process of the cellular division is so different in malaria parasites than in human cells, that elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of Plasmodium replication will reveal druggable targets for the development of novel antimalarials.
- Internship Duties:
- An independent research project will be established in which the student will investigate a specific aspect of the malaria parasite biology
- We are interested in hearing from motivated students who are passionate about life sciences. We are looking for team players with the ability to persevere and complete tasks.