Thu, Jan 14|
#BlackInCompBio Seminar Series: Regina Cordy, Ph.D.
The #BlackInCompBio Seminar Series provides a platform for Black scientists to share their science with our global community.
Time & Location
Jan 14, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
About the Event
Dr. Regina Joice Cordy is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Wake Forest University. Dr. Cordy received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2013 and conducted Postdoctoral Research at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Emory University. Her PhD work in the group of Matthias Marti focused on the study of Plasmodium falciparum in human tissue using quantitative PCR and immunohistochemistry-based labeling approaches to localize parasites with respect to host cells and tissue microvasculature. This work led to the identification of an enrichment site of sexual stage parasites in the hematopoietic system of the bone marrow. Her postdoctoral work with Dr. Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard) and Dr. Mary Galinski (Emory) focused on computational analysis of large data sets, including the microbiome within a public health context and metabolome of malaria-infected hosts. Dr. Cordy’s current research focuses on investigating how fluctuations in blood metabolites and gut microbes affect malaria pathogenesis using a combination of computational, histological and in vitro approaches.