Professor David Fidock
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and of Medical Sciences
Columbia University Medical Center
David A. Fidock is a Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and of Medical Sciences (in Medicine) at the Columbia University Medical Center. He received his B.Sc. (Maths) with Honors from Adelaide Uni in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1994.
Following postdoctoral research at UC Irvine with Dr. Anthony James and the NIH with Dr. Thomas Wellems, he started his group at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 2000.
He moved to Columbia University in 2007. His research program focuses primarily on the genetic and molecular basis of antimalarial drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum. He has authored over 190 articles on malaria.
In 2014 he received the ASTMH Bailey K. Ashford Medal. In 2016 he was named Advance Global Australian of the Year in Life Sciences.