Dyann Wirth

Dyann Wirth profile photoRichard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Diseases

For over thirty years, Dyann has dedicated her research efforts to the field of molecular parasitology with a specific focus on the genetic determinants of parasite biology, namely, the mechanisms of drug resistance.
Dyann’s lab has developed many of the molecular tools used to analyze protozoan parasites including Plasmodium falciparum. She has established a collaborative and highly productive partnership among researchers at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, the Broad Institute, and the University of Cheikh Anta Diop for high-throughput sequencing and genotyping of African malaria parasites.