Dr Mukul Rawat

Postdoctoral Fellow


This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.

I started working at Wellcome Sanger Institute on 5 October 2020. I joined Dr. Marcus Lee’s team as a Postdoctoral fellow. I will continue working with Dr. Lee at the University of Dundee from 1 August 2023 onward.

My research interest revolves around understanding the transcriptional regulation of resistance in Plasmodium falciparum. Emergence of resistance requires stringent transcriptional regulation, which in turn is dictated by various key molecular players. Deciphering the role of these molecules can open up more avenue for the development of malaria transmission blocking intervention strategies.

During my stay at Wellcome Sanger Institute, I was working to understand the drug resistance mechanism in Plasmodium falciparum. I screened new antimalarial candidates, studied their cellular targets and underlying resistance mechanisms, and measured resistance-related fitness costs.