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Single-celled apicomplexan parasites are among the most common and deadly microbial pathogens of humans. Toxoplasma gondii, for example, infects an estimated 25% of the world’s population, while malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites contribute to more than a million deaths each year. In this on-stage interview Sebastian discusses his work at the Whitehead Institute, which focuses on a family of enzymes called calcium-dependent protein kinases (CDPKs), which respond to calcium changes within the parasite.

Sebastian Lourido is a Whitehead Fellow and Parasitologist at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, MA.

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Sebastian Lourido

Sebastian Lourido

Sebastian Lourido is a Whitehead Fellow at the Whitehead Institute where he works at the Lourido Lab in Biomedical research. He is the Principal Investigator and is currently working on a variety of projects including Calcium Signaling, Protein Kinases, Chemical Genetics, and Genome Engineering. He holds a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Washington University in St. Louis.