Parasitology Seminar Series
Title: “A Systems Biology Approach to Understand Gene Regulation and pathogenicity in Apicomplexan Parasites"
Speaker: Karine Le Roch, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology
The Institute for Integrative Genome Biology
The Center for Disease Vector Research
University of California - Riverside
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 12-1 pm
Bio: Dr. Le Roch is a Professor of Cell Biology at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). She obtained her master's degree in Parasitology at the University of Lille II and the University of Oxford, in 1997. She completed her Ph.D. in June 2001 at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, working on the cell cycle regulation of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. In 2001, as a postdoctoral fellow, she joined the Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, California to carry out the functional analysis of the P. falciparum genome using microarray technologies. She joined the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (California) in January 2004 where she developed the malaria drug discovery program. Since April 2006, as an Assistant, Associate and now Professor, Dr. Le Roch expanded her research scope by investigating new high-throughput functional genomics methods. In particular, her laboratory generated large genome-wide data sets using next generation sequencing technologies along with computational biology approaches, molecular and cellular biological techniques to understand key molecular mechanisms underlying the parasite development.
Research Area: We're searching for new strategies to combat malaria.
Please contact Sue Waddington-Pilder (email@example.com) to arrange to speak with Dr. Le Roch.