Katherine (she/they) graduated from Clemson University with degrees in Microbiology and Biochemistry and experience studying the heme biosynthesis pathway of Toxoplasma. They are now a Molecular and Cell Biology PhD candidate in the Goldberg Lab. She is interested in understanding Plasmodium’s endoplasmic reticulum stress pathways and inhibiting these pathways in the parasite.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Vermont
Alvee studied Cryptosporidium sexual differentiation in the Huston lab at the University of Vermont for his PhD. As a postdoc in the lab, he is currently working on protein trafficking pathways of P. falciparum, focusing on proteins that travel to the RBC as well as proteins of the parasite's digestive vacuole.
Associate Professor U.T. Southwestern
Eva has undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biochemical/biophysical sciences from the University of Houston. She did her graduate research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center with Dr. Johann Deisenhofer where she learned protein crystallography and solved the structure of human HMG-CoA reductase. Eva joined Dr. Goldberg’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow in 2001. She is interested in the molecular mechanisms of antimalarial compounds and processes which lead to the development of resistance.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Texas Tech University
Sumit graduated from Texas Tech University where he studied the role of sterol metabolism in Leishmania stress tolerance and infectivity. Currently, as a postdoctoral research associate in the Goldberg lab he is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulates the exit of P. falciparum from the infected host erythrocytes and the subsequent invasion into uninfected erythrocytes with a special focus on the parasite’s proteases.
Clinical Fellow, U.T. Southwestern
Kelly completed her bachelor in biology with a minor in entomology at Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. She then worked with Dr. Socrates Herrera on Plasmodium vivax vaccine development and fitness of P. vivax infected Anopheles albimanus mosquitoes. Curious about the erythrocytic cycle of malaria parasites, Kelly Joined the lab of Dr. David Fidock at Columbia University in New York, where she worked on drug discovery, compound's mode of action and molecular target. Currently, as a graduate student in the Goldberg Lab, she is interested in determining the function of a 97-residue asparagine repeat in the histone acetyl transferase protein, GCN5.
Barbara completed her master degree on biochemistry at the University of Nebraska. Before coming to Washington University in St. Louis , she worked for a pharmaceutical company for several years. Since then, she has been at Washu working for different labs in the department of immunology. For the last 20 years, Barbara has worked in the Goldberg Lab in the Department of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology on different molecular cloning projects. She's described by many members as the "Cloning God" of the lab.