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Scott Landfear, Ph.D. 

Scott M. Landfear, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
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Landfear Lab

Marco Sanchez, Ph.D.

Marco Sanchez, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Education: Ph.D., CINVESTAV, Mexico City, Mexico; A.B., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Research interests: Membrane transport proteins in African trypanosomes and Leishmania parasites. Transporters for nucleosides and nucleobases, pyruvate; KHARON1 and trafficking of flagellar membrane proteins in African trypanosomes.

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Diana Ortiz, Ph.D
Assistant Staff Scientist

Education: Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM); A.B., UNAM

Research interests: Membrane transporters for glucose and for purines in Leishmania and malaria parasites. Drug development against parasitic protozoa, high throughput screening, phenotypic screens, screens for selective inhibitors of essential parasite transporters, inhibitors of parasite electron transport chains.

Felice Kelly, Ph.D.

Felice Kelly, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate

Education: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, postdoctoral fellowship, microbiology. Mentor: John Boothroyd; Rockefeller University, New York, NY, Ph.D., biology. Mentor: Paul Nurse; Bradley University, Peoria, IL, B.S., biology and psychology. Research Mentor: Janet Gehring

Research interests: Cell biology of eukaryotic pathogens and their interactions with their hosts; the molecular mechanisms that act to establish spatial organization within and between cells. 

Corrine Fargo

Corinne Fargo
Research Assistant 2

Kat Schmidt

Kat Schmidt
Research Assistant 2

Hakima Al Mezewghi

Hakima Al Mezewghi
Research Assistant

Kayla Stalheim

Kayla Stalheim
Research Assistant 2