David A. Fidock, PhD

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Overview

David A. Fidock is the C.S. Hamish Young Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine) at the Columbia University Medical Center. He received his B.Sc. (Maths) with Honors from Adelaide University in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1994. Following postdoctoral research at UC Irvine with Dr. Anthony James and the NIH with Dr. Thomas Wellems, he started his group at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 2000. He moved to Columbia University in 2007. His research program focuses primarily on the genetic and molecular basis of antimalarial drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum and research intoantimalarials in development. He has authored 200 articles on malaria. In 2014 he received the Bailey K. Ashford Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). In 2016 he was named the Advance Global Australian of the Year in Life Sciences and a Fellows of the ASTMH. His work is supported by the NIH, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the Medicines for Malaria Venture.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine)

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Columbia University Graduate Program in Microbiology, Immunology and Infection

Languages

  • French

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BSc, MSc, PhD, 1986 Genetics and Mathematics, Adelaide & Meath Hospitals
  • PhD, 1994 Malaria research, Pasteur Institute (Institut Pasteur)

Honors & Awards

1994: Ph.D. Graduate Summa cum Laude University Paris VII/Pasteur Institute, Paris

2001: New Initiatives in Malaria Research, Burroughs WellcomeFund

2001: Speaker’s Fund in Biomedical Research, New York Academy of Medicine

2001: New Scholar in Global Infectious Disease, Ellison Medical Foundation

2004: Investigator in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

2014: Recipient of the Bailey K. Ashford Medal, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

2016: Advance Global Australian of the Year in Life Sciences

2016: Fellow, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Research