Day Laboratory: Malaria genomics, epidemiology and control
Professor Karen Day
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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
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.
View Professor Karen Day's latest ORCID publications listing here.
- Malaria epidemiology and elimination in high transmission settings in West Africa
- Genomic epidemiology and malaria surveillance
- Malaria as a complex system
- Investigating antimalarial drug resistance in response to community interventions in Ghana, West Africa
- Investigating the diversity of the variant antigen genes of Plasmodium falciparum
- Quorum sensing in malaria parasites
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