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Malaria Research Institute

The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute is the hub for a community of multidisciplinary researchers dedicated to treat, control, and eradicate this deadly disease.

Faculty Researchers

Matthew Ippolito, MD

Dr. Ippolito is an assistant professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.  His research is field-based in southern and central Africa, centered on antimalarial drug pharmacology and clinical epidemiology of falciparum malaria. Ippolito Research Dashboard and Publications

 

David Sullivan, Jr., MD

Dr. Sullivan  is a professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.  His research focuses on malaria diagnosis, drugs, molecular biology related to iron, and pathology related to severe anemia.  Dr. Sullivan’s lab continues to test and develop novel malaria diagnostics, from real-time PCR to new urine or saliva detection platforms.  This includes the adaptation of immuno-PCR (antibody coupled to DNA for PCR detection) to malaria and a lead blood stage drug that contains a quinine derivative used to treat malaria in the 1930s. Sullivan Research Dashboard and Publications

 

Photini Sinnis, PhD

Dr. Sinnis  is a professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.  Her research focuses on the early stages of malaria infection as well as transmission of these stages by infected mosquitoes. Using classic biochemistry, mutational analysis, intravital imaging and a panel of in vitro and in vivo assays, the Sinnis laboratory aims to elucidate the molecular interactions between the parasite and its mosquito and mammalian hosts, and to leverage this knowledge to make better vaccines.