Abdoulaye Djimdé received a PharmD degree from Ecole Nationale de Medecine et de Pharmacie of Bamako, Mali in 1988, a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 2001 and is Associate Professor of Parasitology-Mycology since 2012. He is currently Head of the Molecular Epidemiology and Drug Resistance. He is a Fellow of the African Academy of Science.
The primary goal of his research is to understand how the malaria parasite becomes resistant to antimalarial drugs and how that resistance spreads over time and space. With his team and national and International collaborators he conducts field and laboratory based analyses to explore how genetic events in the malaria parasite, the human host and the mosquito vector’s genomes relate to treatment outcome and the spread of drug resistance. He has co-authored over 125 peer reviewed scientific publications.