Haifa Almukadi

Haifa Almukadi
PharmD, Pharmacy
MS, Pharmacology
Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences University
Boston, MA
PhD Student in Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Athar Chishti, PhD, Adviser




The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum causes the most lethal form of human infection claiming high mortality, particularly those of young children. A distinct feature of P. falciparum malaria is the adhesion of parasite-infected red blood cells (iRBCs) to host endothelial cells. The objective of my project is to identify novel ligands that contribute to the adhesion of iRBCs. These studies may lead to the development of innovative peptide-based drugs that can inhibit the sequestration of the iRBCs and associated lesions.

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