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New summer student

June 2022

Rising Stanford junior, Mario Gonzalez, joins us this summer an undergraduate intern through DRIVE (Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion are Vital for Excellence) in Research Pipeline.

Review paper out

June 2022

Tamar and Elizabeth's review, Uncovering a cryptic site of malaria pathogenesis: Models to study interactions between Plasmodium and the bone marrow. is published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. Read it here!

New postdoctoral fellow

May 2022

Dr. Praveesh Valissery joins us from New Delhi the as the newest member of the Egan Lab.

Egan Lab at the Pedatrics Research Retreat

April 2022

Dani, Marilou, and Angel all presented posters at the 13th Annual Pediatrics Research Retreat at Stanford School of Medicine. Angel was selected as a poster finalist!

Congratulations, Dr. Feldman!

January 2022

Tamar Feldman defended her Ph.D. Dissertation titled, Uncovering host cell responses to malaria infection in the hematopoietic niche.

Elizabeth named CZ Biohub Investigator!

January 2022

Elizabeth is named as a Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator. She joins a select cohort of scientists from Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UCSF funded by the CZ Biohub to tackle critical challenges in biomedicine and pediatric illness. Read more here!

Preprint available via Cell Press!

November 2020

Emily and Elizabeth’s preprint available at Cell’s ‘Sneak Peek' here!

Preprint available!

October 2020

Emily and Elizabeth’s preprint available at bioRxiv. Take a look, here!

Egan lab at the Molecular Parasitology Meeting

September 2020

Emily gives talk on RBC variation at the annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting, and also at the NIH Webinar: Bioinformatic Exploration of Hematology Cohorts. Congratulations, Emily!

Tamar gives a poster on host cell responses to P. falciparum infection of erythroid progenitor cells at the annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting. Congratulations, Tamar!

New lab space!

August 2020

The Egan lab moves to a beautiful space in the new Biomedical Innovations building!

New postdoctoral fellow

September 2020

Emily Ebel offically joins the lab as a postdoc.

Starting a new collaboration!

July 2020

Marilou receives a seed grant funded by Stanford ChEM-H, for the project “Dissecting the Unique Invasion Machinery of the Malaria Parasite,” with two other postdocs : Li-av Zarko (Boothroyd lab) and Stella Sun (Chiu lab) . Congratulations!

Elizabeth gives an invited talk at the MALARIA-20 virtual symposium, “Advances in Malaria Research”

June 2020

New publication and new lab member!

April 2020

Christian’s paper on a genetic polymorphism in PIEZO1 and its association with malaria susceptibility is published in PNAS, with many other lab members as co-authors. Check it out here!

We are thrilled to welcome first year student Daniel Navarrete Prado as the newest member of our lab!

Stanford enters shelter-in-place in response to COVID-19

March 2020

Our county is entering a period of sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and research at Stanford is being limited to essential activities only. This is an incredibly challenging time, but we will persist and prevail (and get really good at navigating Zoom).

Farewell to ChiYong

February 2020

Chi Yong finished his postdoc at Stanford and moved to a position at SK Bioscience in his home country of South Korea. Congratulations and good luck, Chi Yong!

Elizabeth gave a talk at the Molecular Approaches to Malaria Meeting in Lorne, Australia

February 2020

MCHRI Postdoctoral Support Award

December 2019

Marilou is awarded with the MCHRI Postdoctoral Support Award, for the project “Discovering Essential Host Factors for Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Rosetting”. Congratulations, Marilou!

Tamar gave a talk on her research project at the Stanford Microbiology & Immunology Annual Retreat in Santa Cruz, CA.

October 2019

Chi Yong and Elizabeth gave presentations at the Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting in Woods Hole, MA

September 2019

Emily and Elizabeth presented their research at the Red Cell Gordon Conference in Newport, RI

July 2019

Farewell to Phylicia and Bikash

Summer 2019

Phylicia moves on to a new position as Associate Scientific Director at Gradalis, Inc. and Bikash moves on to a new position as an R&D Scientist at Asklepios BioPharmaceuticals. Congratulations and good wishes to Phylicia and Bikash!

Training grants and poster prizes!

December 2018

Phylicia receives a T32 training grant slot from Stanford Microbiology and Immunology. Christian and Bikash present at the Annual Stanford Pediatrics Research Retreat, and Christian receives a prize for his poster.

Two new postdoctoral fellows join the lab

September 2018

Chi Yong Kim and Phylicia Aaron join the lab as postdoctoral fellows. Welcome, Chi Yong and Phylicia! We wish good luck to two lab members as they move to new positions, Barbara Baro to Lihir Malaria Elimination and Carrie Lin to the Sakamoto lab at Stanford. Meanwhile, Bikash and Christian present at the M&I annual retreat in Santa Cruz, CA.

Tamar Feldman joins the lab

August 2018

Tamar joins the lab as a graduate student researcher. Welcome, Tamar!

Marilou Tetard joins the lab

July 2018

Marilou joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome, Marilou!

Elizabeth is awarded a 2018 Gabilan fellowship

May 2018

Elizabeth is awarded a 2018 Gabilan fellowship from the Stanford Office of Faculty Development and Diversity to support our project investigating the relationship between natural genetic variation in red blood cells and malaria susceptibility.

Elizabeth delivers a presentation at the UCSF World Malaria Day Event

April 2018

New publication and two postdoctoral fellows receive awards

November 2017

Our paper entitled “Beyond Hemoglobin: Screening for malaria host factors” is accepted for publication in Trends in Genetics. Read more here! Christian receives postdoctoral award from Stanford CHRI. Congratulations, Christian! Bikash receives a T32 training grant slot on the Pediatric Hematology grant “Training in Pediatric Nonmalignant Hematology and Stem cell Biology” (1T32DK098132-01A1). Congratulations, Bikash!

Elizabeth delivers Keynote talk at Johns Hopkins “Future of Malaria” Meeting, in Baltimore, MD

October 3, 2017

Egan lab moves to a larger research space

September 22, 2017

We have relocated a few doors down the hall to Grant 308. The new lab has two more benches, plus a dedicated tissue culture room. We are excited to have more space to do more science!

Bikash presents at the Molecular Parasitology Meeting

September 12, 2017

Bikash presented his work entitled, "Investigating the function of erythrocyte CD55 during Plasmodium falciparum invasion using CRISPR-Cas9" at the 28th annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting in Woods Hole, MA. This work demonstrates the utility of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing for exploring the complex roles of CD55 and other host factors in mediating parasite invasion. Congratulations Bikash!

Elizabeth receives a grant from Stanford CHRI

June 23, 2017

Stanford's Child Health Research Institute has awarded a Pilot Early Career award to Dr. Egan entitled, "Investigating the relationship between natural malaria resistace and genetic blood disorders." This project is a collaboration with Emily Ebel, an evolutionary biologist in Dmitri Petrov's group. It will explore how mutations with positive effects for malaria resistance, but negative effects for blood cell stability, are maintained at high frequencies in African populations. We are currently recruiting healthy volunteers with African ancestry to donate blood for this project--find out more here!

Bàrbara receives a postdoctoral award from Stanford CHRI

February, 2017

Bàrbara has been awarded postdoctoral support from Stanford's Child Health Research Institute for her proposal entitled, "Discovering essential host factors for Plasmodium falciparum malaria." Her work will combine proteomics, CRISPR-Cas9, and hematopoeitic stell cell differentiation to identify new host-parasite interactions during blood stage malaria. Congratulations Bàrbara!

Christian Nguetse joins the lab

January, 2017

Christian joins us from the Velavan group at at University of Tübingen, Germany, where he worked in the Institute of Tropical Medicine. He brings experience working on host and parasite factors that incluence malaria and treatment outcomes in African children. In our lab, he will be extending his work in red blood cell receptors, including CD55. Welcome Christian!