Manuela Carrasquilla | PhD Student

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Carrasquilla, Manuela

I studied biology in Bogota, Colombia. I very soon became interested in understanding the biology of parasite-host interactions for which I did a full year of research in malaria both in Germany and the United States prior to joining the PhD programme. My current interest is foccused in using genetics to understand the underlying mechanisms of drug resistance in the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. My research aims at developing tools to perform parallel phenotyping in order to understand the fitness cost of strains isolated from various geographical locations showing different sensitivities to antimalarials.


  • Metabolomic Profiling of the Malaria Box Reveals Antimalarial Target Pathways.

    Allman EL, Painter HJ, Samra J, Carrasquilla M and Llinás M

    Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 2016;60;11;6635-6649

  • Open Source Drug Discovery with the Malaria Box Compound Collection for Neglected Diseases and Beyond.

    Van Voorhis WC, Adams JH, Adelfio R, Ahyong V, Akabas MH et al.

    PLoS pathogens 2016;12;7;e1005763

  • A CRISPR outlook for apicomplexans.

    Carrasquilla M and Owusu CK

    Nature reviews. Microbiology 2016;14;11;668

  • Capturing in vivo RNA transcriptional dynamics from the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

    Painter HJ, Carrasquilla M and Llinás M

    Genome research 2017;27;6;1074-1086

Carrasquilla, Manuela