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I am an Infectious Diseases specialist with a research program in human immunology focused on malaria-specific immune responses in pregnancy and infancy. My current research program is to further our understanding of the mechanisms of clinical immunity to malaria through field-based studies, and to better understand the immunologic consequences of malaria control interventions. Given the profound global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also testing novel immune modulating therapeutics for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients with mild infection (NCT 04331899). In this study 120 SARS-CoV-2 infected patients (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) are being randomized to receive Lambda vs. placebo to test the hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2-infected individuals given Lambda at the time of diagnosis have a shortened duration of viral shedding in comparison to patients given placebo. I serve as as the co-PI of this study along with Dr. Upi Singh at Stanford.