India International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research

Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India

Principal Investigator: Jane Carlton, Ph.D.
Lead Institution: Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Biology, New York University, New York

Dr. Jane Carlton
Dr. Jane Carlton, PI for the India ICEMR.

Project Leads

  • Surya Kant Sharma, National Institute of Malaria Research
  • Jane Carlton, New York University
  • Samuel Wassmer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Collaborating Institutions

  • National Institute of Malaria Research: Headquarters, New Delhi, India; Chennai Field Site, Tamil Nadu, India; Raukela Field Site, Odisha, India; Niadiad Field Site, Gujarat, India
  • Ispat General Hospital, Raurkela, India
  • Pennsylvania State University, State College

Research Areas

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.

Regional Impact

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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Content last reviewed on November 29, 2016