Absalon Lab @ IUSM

The Absalon Lab 


Sabrina Absalon Ph.D.: Principal Investigator

Dr. Sabrina Absalon received her B.S. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, France. Her graduate work in Dr. Philippe Bastin's Lab at Pasteur Institute Paris focused on studying flagellum assembly and function in the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei. She then moved to Boston for her first postdoctoral training in Dr. Anna Krichevsky's Lab at the Harvard Institute of Medicine to determine the contribution of microRNAs to Alzheimer's disease progression.

In 2011, she went back to parasitology and joined a research group led by Dr. Jeffrey Dvorin at Boston Children's Hospital, where she studied the molecular pathogenesis of malaria infection. She joined the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in October 2019, where she is currently an Assistant professor.

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Fabiola Aguilera

Research Technician

Fabiola Aguilera graduated from Indiana University in 2019 with a B.S. in Microbiology. Then, she pursued her academic journey as a Research Technician in Dr. Kapur's laboratory where she worked on long noncoding RNA as a potential novel therapeutic target for acute myeloid leukemia. In January 2020 she joined the fight against Malaria with Dr. Absalon's team, where she is growing a passion for Plasmodium biology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with friends, baking, and spending time with her cat Simba.

James Blauwkamp

IBMG Student

James graduated from Kettering University in Winter of 2018 with a B.S in Biochemistry and joined Absalon Lab in Spring of 2020. While he has had little experience with Plasmodium spp. before joining, he is eager to learn all he can and to be an asset to the lab. While he is not working or taking classes, he enjoys getting some fresh air on the golf course or relieving stress with bowling.