Leveraging genetic variation to understand malaria and associated Burkitt lymphoma

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

4:00pm

CCMB, Prof. Dan Weinreich

164 Angell Street

3rd floor

Leveraging genetic variation to understand malaria and associated Burkitt lymphoma

The Bailey lab uses genetic variation to dissect the biology of infectious disease and host and pathogen interactions towards improved treatments and informing public health. The main areas of research in the lab revolve around high-throughput sequencing related to the disease malaria, as well as the cancer endemic Burkitt lymphoma, which is associated with Plasmodium falciparum malaria and Epstein Barr Virus. This talk will highlight the lab’s recent and ongoing work to understand parasite migration and detect and track parasite drug resistance for which we have been developing novel and general computational methods leveraging targeted sequencing. The talk will also overview our growing interest in the role of Epstein Barr virus as it relates to the malaria associated cancer Burkitt lymphoma.

The seminar area is to the right off the stairs and elevator - you will need your Brown ID to access the stairs and elevator.