Brooke is a PhD biologist with a background in chemical engineering and consulting. In 2006, Brooke joined the lab of Dr Marc-Jan Gubbels at Boston College, where she completed her PhD in 2011 on the identification and characterization of the IMC protein family in Toxoplasma gondii. As a postdoctoral fellow in Dr Matthew Bogyo’s lab at Stanford University School of Medicine she is identifying essential serine hydrolases that could be therapeutic targets in the parasite responsible for malaria, Plasmodium falciparum. An avid writer and outdoor enthusiast, Brooke spends much of her free time blogging, writing for the Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable Review, training for triathlons, and practicing yoga. Visit her blog ( or follow her on Twitter @VirulentB.

Professional Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas Austin (2003)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Texas Austin (2003)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Boston College (2011)

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