Day Laboratory: Malaria genomics, epidemiology and control

Research Overview

Professor Karen Day runs a malaria research group that utilises molecular epidemiology to study the role that variation in human and parasite genomes plays in modulating the transmission dynamics of Plasmodium spp. She is also interested in cell-to-cell communication in malaria parasites to alter population behaviour. She has a strong track record in interdisciplinary training of the next generation of infectious disease epidemiologists.


Ms Dionne Argyropoulos, PhD student

Ms Samantha Deed, Research Assistant

Dr Sanjay Gautam, Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Mun Hua Tan, Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Cecilia Rios Teran, PhD Graduate Researcher

Dr Kathryn Tiedje, Postdoctoral Fellow


Professor Mercedes Pascual, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, US

Professor Kwadwo A. Koram, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Ghana

Dr Abraham R. Oduro, Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana

Dr Michael Duffy, MDHS, University of Melbourne, AU

Associate Professor Darren Creek, Monash University, AU

Melbourne Integrative Genomics, University of Melbourne, AU


Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Publications

View Professor Karen Day's latest ORCID publications listing here.

View additional publications from the Day Laboratory here and here.