Research Scientists

Sarah K. Volkman

Principal Research Scientist

Immunology and Infectious Diseases



Free online course focuses on malaria eradication

An eight-part, self-paced online course featuring a multidisciplinary perspective on eradicating malaria—MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe—debuted over the summer on the edX global learning platform. The course focuses on the scientific and technological underpinnings…

Student recognized for genetic research on malaria

June 16, 2016 -- As an undergraduate working in malaria researcher Dyann Wirth’s lab at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Caleb Irvine was curious why malaria transmission was on the uptick in the Thiès region of…

Using genomics to shed light on malaria transmission

May 13, 2015 — To fight malaria, it’s crucial to assess the effectiveness of interventions against the mosquito-borne disease. But when malaria transmission declines, traditional methods for estimating transmission—based on mosquito sampling—become difficult. Now, a new study from Harvard…