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Welcome to the Kurup Lab!

Research in the Kurup lab is focused on understanding the mechanism of natural and acquired immunity to malaria. We investigate the cellular and molecular pathways that help detect and control Plasmodium parasites in both the pre-erythrocytic (liver) and erythrocytic (blood) stages of the infection.

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Lab News

July 19, 2022- Publication in Cell Reports!

Camila Marques-da-Silva, Kristen Peissig, Michael P. Walker, Justine Shiau, Dennis E. Kyle, Rahul Vijay, Scott E. Lindner, and Samarchith P. Kurup. Direct type I Interferon signaling in hepatocytes control malaria. Cell Reports 2022.

July, 2022- R01 grant funding from the NIH/ NIAID

The lab was awarded its first R01 NIH grant from The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study cell intrinsic responses to Plasmodium infection in the liver.

January, 2022- Welcome, Clyde!

Graduate student Clyde Schmidt-Silva joined our lab this year after graduating with a B.S from UGA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 

September 4, 2020- New Publication

Samarchith P Kurup, Steven J Moioffer, John T Harty. p53 Hinders CRISPR/ Cas9-Mediatated Targeted Gene Disruption in Memory CD8 T Cells In Vivo. J Immunol. 2020.

July 22, 2020- Congratulations, Chess!!

Graduate student Chess was awarded CTEGD Research Assistantship by the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at UGA. 

July 20, 2020- Malaria vaccines review published

Camila Marques-da-Silva, Kristen Peissig, Samarchith P. Kurup. Pre-erythrocytic Stage Vaccines Against Malaria. Vaccines. 2020. 8(3), 400