About Dr. Brian Grimberg
Dr. Brian Grimberg, an Assistant Professor of International Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, as Principal Investigator, leads an international team of researchers investigating treatment and prevention options for malaria at the School of Medicine’s Center for Global Health & Diseases which is home to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research – one of only ten around the world. Perhaps surprising to many is the devastating damage malaria still reaps; it kills 1.2 million people annually and hampers the modernization of endemic countries
Dr. Grimberg’s research is focused on the cell biology of malaria parasites.. Widespread drug resistance to current treamtments has further limited treatment opitons for those in need. This challenge drives the mission of Dr. Grimberg’s lab, which focuses on screening traditionally used native t reatments (i.e., natural products) to develop new drugs to combat this infection. Additionally, he is working on the development of new antimalarial vaccines and rapid malaria diagnostics.
Dr. Grimberg is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and has received numerous awards including Excellence in Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Young Investigator Award, Great Lakes International Imaging & Flow Cytometry Association; Young Investigator Award, Honorable Mention, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene; andSuperior Merit Award for Efforts Above the Call of Duty, NIH.
A graduate of Cleveland’s St. Ignatius High School, Dr. Grimberg received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the Univeristy of Rochester. His undergraduate studies were followed by training at the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Grimberg earned his doctorate in biology from Wake Forest University. Prior to his academic appointment, Dr. Grimberg performed two National Research Service Awards sponsored post-doctoral fellowships in Geographic Medicine and Hematology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center.