Pronouns She/her
Type of expert Medicinal Chemist
Expertise Neglected tropical disease, drug repurposing, kinase inhibitors
Email address
Primary phone number
Skype username lori.ferrins
Twitter @LoriFerrins
Language English
Time zone -4 GMT
City Boston
State Massachusetts
Country United States
Notes Women in chemistry/science Dr. Ferrins’ research is focused on drug discovery for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which are a collection of 20 communicable diseases as defined by the World Health Organization. Currently, she is leading three projects in the Pollastri lab which focus on repurposing known human kinase inhibitors for use against the parasites responsible for malaria (P. falciparum), and the NTDs human African trypanosomiasis (Trypanosoma brucei), Chagas disease (T. cruzi), leishmaniasis (Leishmania spp.), and schistosomiasis (S. mansoni).
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