Philip Rosenthal, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||1001 Potrero Ave|
San Francisco CA 94110
|University of California, San Francisco||Post-Doc Fellow/Scholar||1988|| Medicine|
|University of California, San Francisco|| Clinical Fellowship ||Infectious Diseases|
|University of Michigan||Residency ||School of Medicine|
We have three main areas of interest, all involving malaria, one of the most important infections of humans. First, we study the basic biology of malaria parasites, including the biochemical properties and biological roles of parasite proteases and mechanisms of action of novel antimalarial agents. Second, in collaboration with industry and academic groups, we are pursuing drug discovery, evaluating protease inhibitors and other compounds as potential antimalarial drugs. Third, we study malaria in Africa, with translational studies in Uganda and Burkina Faso evaluating antimalarial drug efficacy and resistance, the molecular epidemiology of malaria, the roles of host and parasite genetic polymorphisms in treatment outcomes, antimalarial immune responses, the interaction of malaria and HIV infection, and related areas.
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