Alexis N. LaCrue graduated with dual Bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science and Biology with a minor in Human Biology from New Mexico State University (2000). She later received her Master’s of Science in Veterinary Biomedical Science (2003) and Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathobiology from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2007). Currently, she is a Research Associate faculty member in the lab of Dr. Dennis E. Kyle at the University of South Florida. Her research focuses on the effects of artesunate on malaria parasites in vitro and in vivo. Since joining the lab she also has played a major role in testing compounds for Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) that are now in the preclinical testing phase.
Additionally, Dr. LaCrue has successfully supervised several Masters of Public Health (MPH) student field experiences and special projects and is currently developing an undergraduate Public Health Biology course for the College of Public Health.