Malaria remains a major source of human morbidity and mortality. The Center for Malaria Research (CMaR) at Penn State strives to reduce human suffering due to malaria through improved knowledge and strategies for control at all levels of organization from molecular to ecosystem scales.
The Center for Malaria Research (CMaR) is part of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and was founded based on a recognized strength in malaria research at University Park, the College of Medicine and throughout our branch campuses at the Pennsylvania State University. The Center aims to bring together these groups to discuss our research, methods, ideas, technologies and resources, and to identify key questions that could be used to seek collaborative research opportunities.
One direct clear long-term benefit of CMaR is to take advantage of our diverse strengths in molecular parasitology, vector biology, modeling, ecology and fieldwork to enhance our teaching. This diverse strength in malaria expertise is enviable and places us among a few unique institutes worldwide with such capacity!