Dr. Malla Rao
Deputy Branch Chief
Parasitology and International Programs Branch
Principal Investigator: Jane Carlton, Ph.D.
Lead Institution: Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Biology, New York University, New York
The India ICEMR will explore the analysis of mixed-species and mixed-genotype infections generated by the two predominant human malaria species in India, Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax. The research team will also study how such infections influence disease outcome, vector transmission and drug resistance.
Malaria is a significant public health burden in India. The India ICEMR will use cutting-edge genomics technology in an attempt to find better ways to diagnose and treat patients with resistant malaria parasites.
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Last Updated February 07, 2012
Last Reviewed April 05, 2011