Imperial College London

Dr Sara R L O Marques

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Research Support Coordinator







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a biologist by training and I am a GABBA program alumni. I did a PhD in cardiac development at NYU under Prof. Debbie Yelon's supervision. I worked as a research associate on malaria parasite transmission for nearly 6 years at ICL, with Professor Bob Sinden and Dr. Jake Baum.

Before joining NHLI as a research support coordinator, I was a project manager at the Bone Marrow Dynamics Laboratory and coordinated the national Dementia and Parkinson Portfolio Development Groups under the National Director for Dementia Research (NIHR). I currently share the coordination of the Imperial Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Network.

I am passionate about equality, diversity and science communication so I work with Native Scientist to empower immigrant communities through science, while widening scientists skills and participation in outreach.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Marques SR, Ramakrishnan C, Carzaniga R, et al., 2015, An essential role of the basal body protein SAS-6 in Plasmodium male gamete development and malaria transmission, Cellular Microbiology, Vol:17, ISSN:1462-5814, Pages:191-206

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