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Belen Cassera

Associate Professor
Member of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases

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A220A Life Sciences
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A218 and A216 Life Sciences
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Our research focuses on two major areas: 1) functional metabolomics for drug target selection and validation with an emphasis on isoprenoid biosynthesis in the asexual and sexual stages of the malaria parasite, and 2) drug discovery from natural sources such as plants and microbes as well as from synthetic libraries. We use multidisciplinary approaches including biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology to study changes in the metabolism of the malaria parasite throughout its life cycle and to reveal how metabolites are transformed into products through a precise and, sometimes, unique way among organisms that we can later exploit to develop safer treatments.

Articles Featuring Belen Cassera

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 9:42am

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 entrepreneurship…

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