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Ross Douglas

 

Curriculum vitae

2020-present DRUID junior group leader, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany
2013-2019 Postdoctoral research fellow in Integrative Parasitology, Centre for Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Germany
2011-2012 Research associate in Medical Biochemistry, University of Cape Town, South Africa
2007-2011 PhD in Medical Biochemistry, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Research interest

Understanding and targeting the highly divergent Plasmodium actin cytoskeleton.

 

Recent publications

Yee M, Walther T, Frischknecht F, Douglas RG (2022) Divergent Plasmodium actin residues are essential for filament localization, mosquito salivary gland invasion and malaria transmission. PLoS Pathog 2022, doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1010779. 

Douglas RG, Nandekar P, Aktories J, Kumar H, Weber R, Sattler JM, Singer, M, Lepper, S, Sadiq SK, Wade RC, Frischknecht F (2018) Inter-subunit interactions drive divergent dynamics in mammalian and Plasmodium actin filaments. PLoS Biology. 16(7):e2005345.

Douglas RG, Reinig M, Neale M, Frischknecht F (2018) Screening for prophylactics of sporozoite motility through the skin. Malaria Journal. 17(1):319.

Klug D, Mair GR, Frischknecht F, Douglas RG (2016) A small mitochondrial protein present in myzozoans is essential for malaria transmission. Open Biology. 6:160034.

Douglas RG, Amino R, Sinnis P, Frischknecht F (2015) Active migration and passive transport of malaria parasites. Trends in Parasitology. 31(8):357-362. (Review)

Douglas R G, Sharma RK, Masuyer G, Lubbe L, Acharya KR, Chibale K, Sturrock ED (2014) Fragment-based design for the development of N-domain selective angiotensin-1 converting enzyme inhibitors. Clinical Science (London). 126(4):305-314.

 

Recent teaching and training activities

 

2013-2019 Co-supervision of multiple Bachelor and Masters students as well as a Medical Doctoral student, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
2013-2019 Lecturer and discussion group leader for Masters of Infectious Diseases major, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
2015 Teaching assistant, Biology of Parasitism (BoP) course, Woods Hole, USA.
2017-2019 Module unit head “Focus Biosciences: Pathogenic Microorganisms”, Masters of Infectious Diseases major, University of Heidelberg, Germany.


Professional duties

Reviewer for: BBA-Biomembranes, Cellular Microbiology, International Journal of Parasitology, Malaria Journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell, PLoS One