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

February 2020

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!