Jeremy P Mallari
Dr. Mallari earned bachelor's degrees in Biology and Biochemistry from San Francisco State University in 2000 and 2002. He completed his PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at UC San Francisco in 2008; here his research focused on the synthesis and evaluation of anti-trypanosomal compounds. He subsequently trained in cell biology as an HHMI postdoctoral research associate at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Mallari teaches organic chemistry (Chemistry 2400/2500 and 3400/3500)
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Mallari’s current research focuses on protease biology in the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. His laboratory is focused on understanding falcilysin and neurolysin, two parasite metalloproteases expressed during human infection. His group is working to design, synthesize, and evaluate selective small molecule inhibitors against these proteases in order to generate chemical tools to study the biology of these proteases and evaluate their potential as targets for anti-malarial chemotherapy.