Dissecting the function of Plasmodium falciparum Rh proteins in red blood cell invasion by the malaria parasite


  • Dr Katherine Wright

    Imperial College London

Project summary

During her Fellowship, Katherine will investigate how malaria parasites invade human red blood cells to cause disease, focusing particularly on the role of the Rh parasite protein family in this process. She will use a combination of genetics, high-resolution imaging, and structural biology approaches, in collaboration with Dr Jake Baum at Imperial College London, Dr Matthew Higgins at the University of Oxford, and Professor Katharina Gaus at the University of New South Wales.