Oral presentation: Katherine Mallory
Katherine Mallory received her Master’s in 2013 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Microbiology and Immunology. Her thesis research was focused on characterizing the cyclic di-GMP secondary messenging pathway of Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and B. hermsii (relapsing fever). Since joining the team at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, her focus has shifted to another vector borne disease, Plasmodium falciparum. As part of the Malaria Biologics Branch, she engages in research to determine options for potent malaria prophylaxis.