Roland Cooper – Guest Lecture 10/28/14

Guest Lecturer Roland Cooper PhD

Title: Evolution of artemisinin-resistant malaria

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Roland Cooper PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Dominican University in San Rafael, California. Dr. Cooper has studied the genetics and biological mechanisms of drug action and resistance evolution in malaria since 1997. He has been part of the NIH team to discover the genetic basis of chloroquine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum malaria Since 2010 Dr. Cooper has been engaged in translational research on malaria in Uganda, where he studies drug resistant malaria in children, as part of a chemoprevention trial administered by UCSF. His work is now focused on artemisinin resistance evolution in Africa.

plasmodium-life-cycle
No writing assignment this week.

Readings:

Klein

Sibley

Artemisinin resistance evolution NEJM

Student assignment: come prepared to talk about a news headline or journal title that has implications for evolution and medicine. Good luck!

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