Author: Rachel Crawford
PhD candidate in Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry at the University of Iowa, focusing on dopamine-mediated neurotoxicity. Outside of the laboratory, I am a lover of historical fiction novels, yoga, and playing the flute.

Targeting a myosin motor to treat malaria

Malaria is one of the world’s oldest known diseases. In the second century, Romans were advised to wear amulets to protect themselves against the mal aria, or “bad air.” Unsurprisingly, this was ineffective against the surrounding wetlands that were infested with mosquitoes – mosquitoes that we…