drew.47@osu.edu

 Drew
Mark E. Drew
PhD
Assistant Professor
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Infectious Diseases
792 Biomedical Research Tower
Phone: 
614-247-5337

Specializations

  • Antimalarial drug discovery
  • Malaria diagnostics

Professional Interests

Malaria is a disease responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths annually, mostly children under the age of 5. The Drew Lab focuses on the study of Plasmodium falciparum, the protozoan parasite that causes the most pathogenic form of human malaria. The Lab maintains P. falciparum parasite cultures to perform basic biology experiments to investigate key cellular pathways as well as to perform drug screening assays. In addition to ongoing small molecule screening projects, the Lab is currently focused on inhibiting the autophagy and glycolytic pathways within the parasite.

Honors

  • Nominated as 2010 Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor

Education

  • PhD, 2002, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Biochemistry
  • BA, 1991, Seattle Pacific University, Biochemistry

Recent Publications