Prof. Ron Dzikowski
, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, IMRIC
Before I became an IMRIC researcher I was interested in animal sciences and began working on marine ecology and fish parasites. By the time I was ready for my post-doctoral work, scientists were starting to experiment with genetic manipulation of the malaria parasite which really interested me. So I moved to NY to work at Cornell Medical School with Kirk Deitsch a leading researcher in genetic manipulation of the malaria pathogen.
What I enjoy about our research at IMRIC is that we work directly on the pathogen. We manipulate it, grow it in blood in the lab and see what the results are. What we do in the IMRIC lab has direct implications for people around the world today.
Hebrew University researchers discover how the deadly malaria parasite evades the immune system, and make significant progress toward developing a cure
IMRIC Scientists Develop A Novel Method To Suppress Malaria Parasite’s Virulence Genes, Break The Code Of Its Immune Evasion
Revealed: how malaria evades the immune response by using long noncoding RNA to express one gene while silencing others