University of California San Diego
Elizabeth Ann Winzeler is a Professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. She leads a group that uses systematic, data intensive methods to solve problems at the interface of host pathogen biology typically involving large collections of chemical screening data and whole genome sequencing at UC San Diego. She is a fellow of the American Academy in Microbiology. She has received awards from the Keck Foundation, the Ellison Medical Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2014 she was awarded the Bailey-Ashford Medal for distinguished achievements in tropical medicine.
Malaria affects 40% of the world's population and kills up to a million people each year. In addition, it impacts development. The overarching goal of the laboratory is to eliminate malaria. To achieve this goal we are working with partners to develop new treatments that aim to break the cycle of malaria human to mosquito to human transmission.