Malaria Research InstitutePartnership
Each year malaria afflicts 225 million people with acute disease and kills nearly 800,000, many of whom are children under the age of five.
The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) is a state-of-the-art research facility that mounts a broad program of basic science research to treat and control malaria, develop a vaccine and find new drug targets to prevent and cure this deadly disease.
The JHMRI was founded in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in May 2001. It is currently directed by Peter Agre and contains more than 20 faculty. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has a strong partnership with the JHMRI. Several members of the BMB faculty either hold JHMRI appointments (Scott Bailey and Juergen Bosch) or work closely with the institute to achieve its goals (for an example see research currently ongoing in the lab of Michael Matunis).
The state-of-the-art research facilities of the JHMRI include the:
- Biophysics Core (jointly operated with BMB)
- Environmental Surveillance Core
- Gene Array Core
- Imaging and Microscopy Core
- Parasitology Core
Read more about malaria and JHMRI research in the special malaria edition of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Magazine.