Shining Light on a Global Killer—in 3D

May 31, 2012

Malaria is more infectious than ever, endemic to 106 nations, threatening half the world’s population and stalling economic development and prosperity. That’s part of the reason why Timothy A. Springer, PhD, an investigator in the Program in Cellular and Molecular (PCMM) Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Immune Disease Institute (IDI), took on Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria. Another is that he likes solving problems in immunology – and has made his name discovering molecules that both promote and fight infections, in part by understanding their structures. [Read More]