Rene Raphemot, who received his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt in 2014 and is now a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University, will give the inaugural Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Preston Research Building, Room 206.
Raphemot’s lecture is titled “A Genomic Screen Reveals New Host Factors Critical to Liver-Stage Malaria.” An NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Emily Derbyshire at Duke, Raphemot studies host-parasite interactions during the liver stage of malaria infection. His goal is to understand host-related factors that are exploited by the parasite.
The new Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture Series features promising young scientists who are making notable discoveries as postdoctoral fellows or early career faculty. The series is sponsored by the Office of Basic Sciences and the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
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Contact: Becky Sanders, (615) 343-0793