ScD, Université de Paris
DEA, Université de Paris
B.Sc, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
Juan Pizarro’s primary research interest is tthe development of new therapeutic interventions to control parasitic infections caused by eukaryotic parasites. His laboratory has several ongoing projects that use structure-guided approaches to develop new antimicrobial agents against protozoan parasites such as Plasmodium falciparum, and fungal pathogens such as Cryptcoccus neoformans. Other research projects in the laboratory are aimed at enhancing understanding of parasite biology and that of their insect vectors at the molecular level. Pizarro also teaches two courses, SPHU-1020 the Cell, the Individual and the Community and SPHU-2016 Evolution, Microbes and Disease Emergence, in the undergraduate Public Health Studies program. Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, he was a research associate at the Structural Genomics Consortium at the University of Toronto, and a postdoctoral researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle (WA). He worked at the Institut Pasteur in Paris (France) during his master and doctoral degrees.
Please view Dr. Pizarro's publications at his NCBI profile page.