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Jeremy DeBarry, Ph.D.


Assistant Research Scientist
Center for Topical and Emerging Global Diseases
University of Georgia

Role in MaHPIC

IT Project Coordinator


E-mail: jdebarry at
Phone: 706-542-1447

Personal Statement
I am an evolutionary bioinformatician by training. My research focuses on using computational tools to test hypotheses about how genomes change to adapt to new environments and exploit new niches, and what the consequences of those changes are to the organism. I am particularly interested in how malaria parasites have evolved to cause disease, and how we can exploit that information to inhibit their ability to infect humans. I serve under Dr. Kissinger as the liaison between the biologists and database programmers on the project to develop the tools needed to effectively mine the data being produced. I also work with staff at UGA to oversee the day-to-day maintenance and operation of database hardware and software. In addition, I am excited to have the opportunity to use the unprecedented data produced by the project to ask innovative and important comparative genomics questions about how malaria parasites evolved to their present day forms.