College of Pharmacy welcomes Dr. Diego Huet, Assistant Professor

Dr. Diego Huet has joined the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Department as an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the UGA Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.  Dr. Huet received his Ph.D. in Molecular Parasitology at the Pasteur Institute and Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris, France in 2013.  He served as postdoctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research under the mentorship of Sebastian Lourido and was a teaching assistant in the Department of Biology at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

Dr. Huet’s research is focused on molecular parasitology with an emphasis on apicomplexan parasites. Members of the apicomplexans include the causative agents of malaria, cryptosporidiosis and toxoplasmosis. Currently, he is combining genetic, biochemical and cellular approaches with metabolomics and proteomics to study the unique aspects of  apicomplexan endosymbiotic organelles. His office is located in the Coverdell Center.

Visit Dr. Huet’s faculty bio page for more information.