Professor Elizabeth Winzeler
Elizabeth Ann Winzeler is a Professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. She obtained her Ph.D. and performed postdoctoral work at Stanford University before moving to a joint position at the Scripps Research Institute and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) in 1999. At GNF she led a malaria drug discovery program that discovered several novel antimalarial chemotypes that have progressed into clinical trials (KAE609 and KAF156). In 2012 she moved to the University of California, San Diego, where she leads a group that uses systematic, data intensive methods to solve problems at the interface of host pathogen biology typically involving large collections of chemical screening data and whole genome sequencing. She has received awards from the Keck Foundation, the Ellison Medical Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2014 she was awarded the Bailey-Ashford Medal for distinguished achievements in tropical medicine. She is a fellow of the American Society for Microbiology and has authored over 135 scientific publications.