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Two new faculty members join College of Pharmacy

Diego Huet

Duo Zhang

Two faculty members recently joined the College of Pharmacy.

Diego Huet 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. Duo Zhang joined the clinical and administrative pharmacy department as an assistant professor at the college’s extended campus in Augusta.

Huet received his doctorate 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 biology department at the Massachusetts Institute of  Technology.

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.

Zhang received his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China, in 2014.

Before joining the UGA faculty, Zhang was a research instructor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Along with his professorship at UGA, Zhang is an associate member of the Vascular Biology Center at Augusta University. His area of specialty is ­immunology.