Chemical Tools for Unraveling Parasite Biology

Emily Derbyshire - Duke University

Emily Derbyshire, assistant professor at Duke University, uses both chemical tools and biological methods to uncover novel aspects of malaria parasite biology with the ultimate aim of identifying druggable targets. Projects range from developing assays for phenotypic and target-based screens to exploring biological pathways and identifying small molecules with potential therapeutic value. Their interdisciplinary collaborative program integrates chemical biology, molecular biology and biochemistry to globally interrogate parasite biology. Read more from Professor Derbyshire's faculty profile.