Science in Medicine Lecture with Kayode Ojo, Ph.D.
March 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Ojo’s research focuses on studies to better understand the molecular biology of antimicrobial resistance and on the development of novel, robust, safe, and affordable antimicrobial agents that can treat debilitating parasitic diseases.
The Ojo Lab is utilizing the experience and tools developed from their studies on Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum and Cryptosporidium parvum to design a new class of malaria transmission-blocking compounds. There are many effective therapeutics to treat malaria infection in humans, however, the Plasmodium parasite remains transmissible to mosquitoes for a period of time after the symptoms of infection have ceased in the human. This allows for reinfection of the mosquito carrier that would augment the spread of infection in humans.