Dr Sarah Volkman

Scientific Advisory Committee member, Harvard School of Public Health

Sarah Volkman is a molecular biologist and principal research scientist in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease at the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health as well as a member of the Broad Institute. She is also a Professor of Nursing at the School for Health Studies at Simmons College. Sarah's primary area of research looks at understanding genetic variation in Plasmodium falciparum, a causative agent of human malaria infection, and understanding mechanisms of drug resistance in the parasite. Sarah received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego (cum laude) and her Sc.D. from the Division of Biological Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health. Sarah has over twenty years of experience in malaria biology and is a world expert on malaria with a focus on parasite genetic diversity and mechanisms of drug resistance.