Ife Desamours (she/hers)
Ife received her B.S. in Microbial Biology from the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley. During her undergraduate degree, she studied antibody-dependent enhancement of severe dengue in the laboratory of Professor Eva Harris. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Microbial Pathogenesis department, where she is mentored by Professor Amy Bei. Her research focuses on developing novel malaria transmission-blocking interventions. She investigates the interactions between Plasmodium parasites, Anopheles mosquitoes, and their microbiota.
Outside of the lab, Ife enjoys playing squash, practicing yoga, and traveling the world.
I am looking forward to playing a role in translating fascinating biological discoveries into tangible products that will impact lives.