Congratulations to Joseph W. Fowble, who successfully defended his Ph.D. work “Localization of the Human Malaria Parasite’s Dihydrofolate Reductase-Thymidylate Synthase and Examining Its Role in Proguanil and Atovaquone Drug Synergy” on June 5, 2014. Joe was a student in Pradip Rathod’s laboratory, working on several different projects during his time there. Joe obtained a BS in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 2002, developed biochemistry skills in a Medicinal Chemistry lab at The Ohio State University until 2004, and worked with a start-up to establish anticancer drug screening prior to starting his Ph.D. at UW. He is looking forward to a short vacation before embarking on new scientific problems
Congratulations to Jenny Maki, who defended her Ph.D. work “Chemical Strategies to Enrich Malarial Proteins from Wheat Lysate” on June 5. Jenny was a student in Professor Pradip Rathod’s laboratory for the past six years. She is now working for Professor Rathod on his International Centers of Excellence in Malaria Research grant helping to establish the scientific side of these research centers in India. She is very excited to visit India soon as part of this project.