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Malaria by the Millions: Developing Anti-Malarial Drugs in a Changing Environment

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Science Seminar SeriesFeatured Speaker: Audrey Odom, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis; 2012 Academy of Science – St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient

Malaria has caused more human deaths than any other single disease. We have made great strides in controlling the malaria parasite, which was once widespread across Europe and North America (even in Missouri!). Despite this progress, there are still over 250 million cases of malaria each year. Pediatric researcher, Audrey Odom introduces some of the weird and unique biology that lets the malaria parasite sneak by the immune system and resist once-effective anti-malarial drugs. And she discusses the current challenges in control of malaria worldwide and the exciting promise of studies to develop new vaccines and treatments.

Photo Credit: cdc.gov

To be held at: Saint Louis Zoo Living World auditorium (north side of Zoo)

Parking is FREE in Zoo’s North Lot.

FREE & OPEN to ALL. Registration not required.

For more information call 314-533-8586 or email events@academyofsciencestl.org

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Date:
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time:
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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