Roos Honored by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

David Roos

David S. Roos, E. Otis Kendall Professor of Biology, will receive the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) 2024 Alice and C. C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology, in recognition of his work “making seminal contributions to the field of molecular parasitology.” The award will be presented at the ASBMB Annual Meeting in March 2024.
The Roos laboratory studies the biochemistry, cell biology, molecular genetics, genomics, and evolutionary biology of protozoan parasites and host-pathogen interactions, with special interest in Toxoplasma, a prominent opportunistic infection associated with immunodeficient states, and Plasmodium, which causes malaria. His group has also pioneered the development of integrated genomics database resources, making large-scale datasets accessible to tens of thousands of investigators worldwide.
Roos’ work has been recognized by a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, the Burroughs Wellcome Scholar Award, the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award in Global Infectious Diseases, and a National Institutes of Health MERIT award. His group’s database resources have been recognized as a Global Core Biodata Resource, an Elixir affiliate, and by a Dataworks! prize from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.


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