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.
Malaria Drug Accelerator (MalDA)
The Malaria Drug Accelerator - MalDA (Formerly MDTIP) is a consortium of 18 laboratories and research groups dedicated to discovering new anti-malarial drug targets and early leads for anti-malarial drug discovery.
Principal Investigator Dr. Elizabeth A. Winzeler is a professor in the Division of Pharmacology and Drug Discovery, Department of Pediatrics and director of translational research at the UC San Diego Health Sciences Center for Immunity, Infection & Inflammation.
The success of the lab is driven by a team of intelligent and creative postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate researchers led by Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler.