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Jane Carlton, PhD

Jane Carlton
Research Interests: Comparative and evolutionary genomics, systems biology, eukaryotic microbes, malaria
Lab Website: Carlton Lab
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Research Interests

Research Interests

Jane Carlton is Director of the Malaria Research Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, and Molecular and Microbiology and Immunology. Professor Carlton is passionate about genomics and its power to transform the study of important global health diseases such as malaria which cause illness and death among disadvantaged people in low-income countries. Her research involves using comparative genomics – literally comparing genomes – to probe the biology and evolution of the malaria parasite and its mosquito vector, and to find better ways for malaria surveillance, treatment, and control. For the past 18 years she has worked in India most recently as Director of an NIH International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research based at six Indian institutions and with field sites in four different states. She is a technical advisor to the World Health Organization, has published more than 160 research articles and chapters, and been profiled by CNN, BBC, and The Economist. She received the Stoll-Stunkard Memorial Award from the American Society for Parasitologists and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Titles & Affiliations


  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering,
  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute


  • PhD, Malaria parasite genetics, University of Edinburgh, 1995
  • BS, Biological Sciences (major Genetics), University of Edinburgh, 1990

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