Board of Directors

Michael Pollastri

Michael Pollastri, PhD

Prof. Pollastri’s research focus is discovery of new therapeutics for neglected tropical diseases, using an approach which repurposes approved or investigational drugs as starting points for optimizing new antiparasitic agents. In one approach, called “Target Repurposing,” he identifies parasitic targets of importance that have been previously biochemically validated, with a further focus on those targets with human homologs that have been pursued in human drug discovery.

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