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.