Mentor - David Fidock, PhD

Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Immunology

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David A. Fidock is the C.S. Hamish Young Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine) at the Columbia University Medical Center. He 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 intoantimalarials 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.