NYU Langone Health

Ana Rodriguez is a Full Professor in the Department of Microbiology at New York University School of Medicine in the US. She has dedicated her career to the study of host parasite interactions, with a main focus on malaria. Her lab research is currently trying to understand the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of severe malaria, concentrating on cerebral malaria and severe anemia.

Some of the Rodriguez’s lab main contributions to malaria research are the description of Plasmodium sporozoites migration through host cells before infection, the mechanisms of P. falciparum disruption of the blood brain barrier during cerebral malaria and the role of autoimmune antibodies malaria-induced anemia.

Dr. Rodriguez earned a bachelor’s and a PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain), followed by postdoctoral stays in Norma Andrews’ (Yale University) and Sebastian Amigorena’s (Institute Curie, Paris). Since 1999 she runs her own lab at New York University.