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Ife Desamours

Ife Desamours
Blavatnik Associate

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.