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Mentor: Thomas Cherpes, Comparative Medicine
As malaria causes 450,000 deaths each year, mostly in resource-poor areas, there is an urgent need to develop an effective and affordable malaria vaccine. Matthew’s Stanford Bio-X research in the Cherpes lab will use laboratory mice to help develop and test a vaccine that stimulates host T cell immune responses to eradicate liver-stage malaria infection. Matthew will incorporate genetics and data analysis to evaluate the results of this new potential malaria vaccine.