Dr Alejandro Marin-Menendez

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research focus on investigating the functional impact of human genetic factors that confer protection against severe malaria. Aiming to unravel specific host-pathogen interactions from both sides, parasite and red blood cell, I am generating parasite mutant lines using the CRISPR-Cas9 system and characterizing the red blood cell membrane by flow cytometry and mass spectrometry. These complementary approaches will further characterize which of those interplays are essential for invasion to occur and help develop more efficient tools to tackle malaria infections.

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