Elizabeth S. Egan, M.D., Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 
Stanford University School of Medicine


Elizabeth S. Egan, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and of Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford School of Medicine, where she studies host-pathogen interactions in the Plasmodium falciparum and human erythrocytes. In addition to her research, Dr. Egan is a physician practicing Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stanford Children’s Hospital. Dr. Egan received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City, and her MD and PhD from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. She completed her clinical training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital. As a postdoctoral fellow in Manoj Duraisingh’s laboratory at Harvard School of Public Health, she pioneered the first genetic screen to identify erythrocyte host factors for P. falciparum using red blood cells derived from hematopoietic stem cells. Dr. Egan has received various awards for her research including a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Microbiology, and  New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health.  The research in her laboratory at Stanford is focused on understanding the molecular and genetic determinants of human erythrocyte susceptibility to P. falciparum infection.