Elizabeth gave a talk at the Molecular Approaches to Malaria Meeting in Lorne, Australia
Tamar gave a talk on her research project at the Stanford Microbiology & Immunology Annual Retreat in Santa Cruz, CA.
Chi Yong and Elizabeth gave presentations at the Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting in Woods Hole, MA
Emily and Elizabeth presented their research at the Red Cell Gordon Conference in Newport, RI
Farewell to Phylicia and Bikash
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!
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
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
Tamar joins the lab as a graduate student researcher. Welcome, Tamar!
Marilou Tetard joins the lab
Marilou joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome, Marilou!
Elizabeth is awarded a 2018 Gabilan fellowship
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
New publication and two postdoctoral fellows receive awards
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!
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
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
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!