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Emily R. Derbyshire

Eads Family Professor
3218 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708


The Derbyshire Lab uses both chemical tools and biological methods to uncover novel aspects of malaria parasite biology with the ultimate aim of identifying druggable targets. Projects range from developing assays for phenotypic and target-based screens to exploring biological pathways and identifying small molecules with potential therapeutic value. Their interdisciplinary collaborative program integrates chemical biology, molecular biology and biochemistry to globally interrogate parasite biology.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Eads Family Professor · 2024 - Present Chemistry, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Chemistry · 2024 - Present Chemistry, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2024 - Present Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments
Associate Professor of Cell Biology · 2022 - Present Cell Biology, Basic Science Departments
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2021 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

University of California, Berkeley · 2008 Ph.D.
Trinity College · 2002 B.S.