Ruchit Panchal

Associate Computational Biologist
Broad Institute

Ruchit has a background in astrophysics. He develops analysis approaches for Illumina amplicon sequencing data and supports bioinformatic analysis pipelines that support diverse projects.

Annie Laws

Project Manager
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Annie Laws is the project manager for a Gates-funded project to develop molecular surveillance systems for malaria parasites and mosquitoes in Guyana and Colombia.

Emily LaVerriere

Graduate Student
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Emily is studying how selective pressures from mosquitoes and acquired immune responses in humans influence malaria parasite genetic diversity

Philipp Schwabl

Postdoctoral Fellow
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Philipp is interested in novel methods of genomic data generation and interpretation to understand P. falciparum and P. vivax biology and biogeography. He completed his PhD in 2020 with Dr. Martin Llewellyn at the University of Glasgow, studying the evolutionary genomics of Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania infantum parasites in South America.

Jacob Tennessen

Research Scientist
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Jacob is a research scientist in the Duraisingh and Neafsey labs. His background is in computational evolutionary genetics across numerous species including snails, strawberries, frogs, and humans. At HSPH he is joining the malaria research community, examining genomics of hosts, parasites, and mosquito vectors.

Angela Early

Comptutational Scientist
Broad Institute

Angela uses computational genetic approaches to understand how fitness tradeoffs and disease interventions shape the short-term evolutionary dynamics of Plasmodium and mosquitoes.

Fouad El Baidouri

Research Associate
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Fouad is the manager of our experimental laboratory at HSPH and is currently exploring methods for sequencing malaria parasite genomes from infected mosquitoes.

Raquel Lima-Cordón

Postdoctoral Fellow
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Raquel is working on the development of Illumina-based amplicon sequencing assays to to generate diverse data about mosquitoes and inform malaria vectror control.

Alexandra Rene

Undergraduate Researcher
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Alex extracts DNA from malaria-infected blood samples and mosquitoes, and will help us develop and optimize new genetic assays.

Paulo Manrique

Rotation Student
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Paulo completed a rotation project with us studying the effect of amplicon sequencing error on relatedness inference in malaria parasites. We hope he will join the lab!

Mathieu VanHove

Postdoctoral Fellow
Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Mathieu conducts spatial genomic analyses to elucidate parasite and vector population structure.

Jason Mohabir

Associate Computational Biologist
Broad Institute

Jason works on analysis of Illumina whole genome sequencing data and amplicon sequencing data, and is interested in translational applications of genomics for public health.

Akanksha Khorgade

Associate Computational Biologist
Broad Institute

Akanksha works on the curation and interpretation of genetic data from malaria vaccine studies, and contributes to the development of bioinformatic analysis pipelines serving diverse projects.