Epigenetics of malaria parasites and antimalarial drug development

Prof. JIANG Lubin obtained his Ph.D. in Genetics from the Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2003. He then undertook postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in the United States under the supervision of Prof. Louis Miller. In 2012, Prof. JIANG returned to China and joined the Shanghai Institute of Immunity and Infection at CAS, where he currently holds the positions of Principal Investigator and Director General. There, he established the Malaria Parasite and Epigenetics Research Group. Prof. JIANG’s laboratory focuses on elucidating the epigenetic regulatory mechanisms underlying immune evasion by malaria parasites, as well as the intricate pathways of multi-pathogen infection. Furthermore, his work identifies new targets for malaria vaccine development and antimalarial drugs, while also exploring innovative strategies for malaria prevention and control.