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David A. Fidock, Ph.D., presents, “New Insights into Antimalarial Drug Resistance”

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When: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: 

Ross Hall Room 229

Contacts: 

Contact MITM@gwu.edu with questions

Keynote Speaker Information:

David A. Fidock, Ph.D.
C.S. Hamish Young Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Medical Sciences
Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Fidock received his B.Sc. (Maths) with Honors from Adelaide University in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1994. Following postdoctoral research at UC Irvine with Dr. Anthony James and the NIH with Dr. Thomas Wellems, he started his group at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 2000. He moved to Columbia University in 2007. His research program focuses primarily on the genetic and molecular basis of antimalarial drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum and research into antimalarials in development. He has authored 200 articles on malaria. In 2014 he received the Bailey K. Ashford Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). In 2016 he was named the Advance Global Australian of the Year in Life Sciences and a Fellows of the ASTMH. His work is supported by the NIH, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the Medicines for Malaria Venture.