Elucidating the mechanism of reticulocyte-specific invasion by Plasmodium vivax


  • Dr Wang Nguitragool

    Mahidol University

Project summary

Wang is a biochemist with an interest in malaria. He is based at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand. During this Fellowship, he is working on erythrocyte invasion by Plasmodium vivax. Using archived blood samples, fresh parasites from malaria patients and short-term in vitro culture, he aims to elucidate the mechanism of reticulocyte specificity and examine the repertoire of invasion pathways of this important but often neglected parasite.  

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.