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Belen Cassera

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Professor, Adjunct CCRC Member
Member of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases
ILS Graduate Coordinator
Research Interests:

Our research focuses on discovery and development of anti-parasitic drugs, as well as on understanding their mechanism(s) of action and resistance. At present we focus on malaria, a vector-born infectious disease caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium that kills over 400 000 people every year, mainly children under 5 years old. We use multidisciplinary and cutting-edge approaches in biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology with the overarching goal of developing safer therapeutics.

Selected Publications:
Articles Featuring Belen Cassera

BMB faculty member Dr. Belen Cassera is the co-leader of a research team that recently received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will be used to test two new drug candidates to treat malaria.

Congratulations to Dr. Belen Cassera, who was selected among 18 other women on campus as part of UGA's Innovation District initiative! UGA launched two new programs last semester designed to prepare its faculty and researchers for the world of…

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