Genome-wide Association Data

Investigator: Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH
Sponsor: MalariaGEN Resource Centre

Location(s): United States


Dr Parik focuses upon several aspects of malaria: early immune responses to infection, human genetics, and treatment. Current projects include: (1) understanding the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimalarials using a combination of individual and population-based approaches to inform treatment guidelines; (2) characterizing the impact of pharmacogenetic variants on drug metabolism and treatment outcomes; (3) understanding the impact of the HIV epidemic on the treatment of malaria in co-endemic regions; and (4) characterizing the impact of host transcriptional and genetic variability in early immune responses to malaria. Dr. Parikh has ongoing projects in several African countries, including Uganda, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria. 

In 2013 Dr Parik relocated to Yale.