Rachel Zufferey

Rachel Zufferey

St. John's University
Education Background

1992 BS/MS in biochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, CH

1997 Ph.D. in microbiology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, CH

1997-2000 Postdoctoral training in parasitology, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA


Teaching Background 

5/2012-present Associate professor of biology; St John’s University, Jamaica, NY, USA 

8/2012-present Editor of International Scholarly Research Notices (ISRN; Parasitology section)

6/2016-present Editor of Scientific Report, Springer Nature   

5/2014-6/2016 Director of graduate studies in biology at St John’s University    

1/2009-4/2012 Assistant professor of biology; St John’s University, Jamaica, NY, USA

9/2005-12/2008   Assistant professor of biochemistry; Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

1/2001-9/2005      Research instructor; University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA.

11/1997-12/2000   Postdoctoral fellow; Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA.

1/1993-9/1997       Graduate student/teaching assistant; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich,
Switzerland.  


Research Field
Parasitology, molecular biology

The Glycosomal Alkyl-Dihydroxyacetonephosphate Synthase TbADS Is Essential 
for the Synthesis of Ether Glycerophospholipids in Procyclic Trypanosomes. Lee, S
 Cheung-See-Kit, M. Williams, T.A., Yamout, N., and Zufferey, R. Experimental
 Parasitology 185 (2018), p. 71-78
 Lipidomics and Anti-Trypanosomatid Chemotherapy. Biagiotti, M. GRAD, 
Dominguez, S., Yamout, N., Zufferey, R. 2017; Clinical Translational Medicine
 6:27, Springer. 
Targeting Ether Lipid Metabolism for Anti-Leishmanial Chemotherapy. Zufferey R
Jul 2017; Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Volume 8, Issue 3 (Suppl), p. 32.
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: Update on Vaccine Development. Whyte, D.C. GRAD, 
Zufferey, R. Hum. Parasit. Dis. (Auckl.) 2017:9 doi 10.4137/HPD.S16588
The Trypanosoma brucei Dihydroxyacetonephosphate Acyltransferase TbDAT Is 
Dispensable for Normal Growth but Important for Synthesis of Ether 
Glycerophospholipids. Zufferey, R., Pirani, K., Cheung-See-Kit, M., Lee, S., 
Williams, T.A., Chen, D.G., Hossain, Md.F. 2017; PLoS ONE 12(7): e0181432.