Weill Cornell Medicine
Björn Kafsack leads a team of researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.
His group uses molecular genetics and multi-omics approaches to probe the regulatory mechanisms underlying sexual commitment and differentiation in malaria parasites.
He has a Masters degree in Bioinformatics and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Johns Hopkins University, where we worked on molecular determinants of host cell invasion and egress by Toxoplasma.
During his postdoc at Princeton University he co-discovered AP2-G, the transcriptional master regulator of sexual differentiation in malaria parasites.