New appointment- Dr Kathryn has been appointed as a Research Officer
Dr Kathryn Wicht joined KC academic group in March this year after spending more than 2 years as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Fidock Lab, at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. During her stay, she was involved in several projects in the field of antimalaria drug discovery, focusing on drug resistance and malaria genetics.
She was involved in high impact research including conducting accumulation studies with radiolabelled antimalarials in resistant field isolates; running resistance selection experiments with novel compounds for elucidating mechanism of action and identifying new drugs targets; computational modelling of mutations in the cryo-EM solved structure of Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (PfCRT) and many more. The research group will benefit from Kathryn’s diverse experimental skills and antimalarial drug development experience.