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May 16, 2023

Malaria continues to have a significant impact on humans. The Plasmodium parasites are transmitted through mosquito bites, and the disease has a tremendous impact on global health.

Dr. Debopam Chakrabarti, a professor at the University of Central Florida who specializes in malaria. Dr. Chakrabarti discusses the history of the search for antimalarials, the problem of parasite drug resistance, how undergraduates can help to discover the next antimalarials, whether eradication of mosquitoes will eliminate malaria, and his challenging passion in growing roses in Florida.

This episode was supported by, for single-celled organisms looking for a steamy time.


  • Karl Klose, Ph.D. (UTSA)
  • Debopam Chakrabarti, Ph.D. (University of Central Florida)
  • Janakiram Seshu, Ph.D. (UTSA)
  • Jim McLellan (UTSA)