Paul A. Sigala, Ph.D.
Departments: Biochemistry - Assistant Professor
Academic Office Information
15 North Medical Drive East, Room: 3532D
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
- Heme Metabolism
- Organelle Structure and Function
- Metabolic Adaptation
In my lab, we use diverse biochemical, biophysical, and cellular tools to understand the metabolic adaptations that enable Plasmodium malaria parasites to survive and proliferate within human red blood cells. Our goals are to broaden fundamental knowledge of fascinating and divergent parasite biology and to identify and develop new therapeutic strategies to target this dangerous pathogen. My training and expertise are highly interdisciplinary and span multiple areas of mechanistic biochemistry, biophysics, parasite cell biology, and red blood cell metabolism. I am passionate about leveraging my cross-disciplinary training to mentor students to be rigorous, creative, and curiosity-driven scientists.
Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Stanford University, CA
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Academic Exchange: Spanish Literature
University of California, San Diego, CA
Chemistry/Biochemistry, Spanish Literature
|06/20/1999||Teacher||U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer: Chemistry, HIV/AIDS, and computer education; Asankrangwa Secondary School, Ghana, West Africa||Ghana|