The Tolia Laboratory study the pathogenesis of infectious disease.

We use the tools of structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and microbiology to examine proteins and protein complexes associated with pathogenesis.

Our major focus is to define the molecular mechanisms required for the pathogenesis of malaria. Malaria causes an estimated 300-500 million cases and 1-3 million deaths annually, a majority of which are in children under the age of five.

We pursue three areas of research:

  • Malaria parasite attachment to host cells

  • Mechanisms of antibody protection

  • Mechanisms of acquired drug resistance

    A postdoctoral research fellow position is available
    Accepting graduate student for rotations
    Undergraduate research opportunities