Jun Li, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, has just been awarded $2.5 million in funding to help further his research on blocking malaria transmission.
Dr. Jun Li's research aims to find and block target genes that are essential for transmission of pathogens in mosquitoes. Li is developing vaccines and small molecule drugs to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases including malaria and Zika. He brings additional expertise in genomics, bioinformatics and mosquito-borne infectious diseases to our research program. Li’s research is currently supported by NSF Career Award “Genetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Parasite Infection in Insects” and NIH grant “Targeting Mosquito FREP1 Protein for Malaria”.
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