Ghislaine Mayer

Associate Professor


Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine

B.S. in Biology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey


  • PHD, Albert Einstein Coll Medicine
  • BS, Richard Stockton Col NJ

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 111      General Biology I
  • BIOL 319      Cellular BioChemistry/Physiology
  • BIOL 323      Cellular Biochemistry/Physiology Laboratory
  • BIOL 225      Microbiology
  • BIOL 104      Introduction to Biology
  • BIOL 222      Biology fo Engineers
  • Research

    Molecular pathogenesis of malaria

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Book:Plasmodium falciparum: Morphology, Life Cycle and Health Impact. Editor: D.C.Ghislaine Mayer. Oct. 2012.

     Book Chapter: Johanna Porter-Kelley and D.C.G. Mayer. Plasmodium Infection and Severe Malaria. In Plasmodium falciparum: Morphology, Life Cycle and Health Impact. Nova Science Publishers. Oct. 2012.

    Elena Grillo, Robert Fithian, Heather Cross, Catherine Viverette, Robert Reilly, and D.C. Ghislaine Mayer. Presence of Plasmodium and Haemoproteus in Breeding Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea: Parulidae): Temporal and spatial trends in infection prevalence. J. parasitol. (2012). 98: 93-102.

    Johanna Porter-Kelley, Joann Cofie, Sophonie Jean, Mark E. Brooks, Mia Lassiter, and D.C. Ghislaine Mayer. 2010. Acquired resistance of malarial parasites against artemisinin-based drugs:  Social and economic impact.. Infection and Drug Resistance. 3:87-94.

    Jean M. Tchuenchey, Christinah Chiyakaz, David Chan, Amanda Matthews and Ghislaine Mayer. 2010. A Mathematical model for antimalarial drug resistance.  Mathematical Medicine and Biology. Epub September 2010.

    D.C.G. Mayer, Joann Cofie, Laurence Mendoza, Lubin Jiang, Erin Tracy, Daniel L. Hartl, Juraj Kabat and Louis H. Miller. Glycophorin B is the erythrocyte receptor of Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte-binding ligand, EBL-1. PNAS. Epub March 2009.

    Mayer, D.C.G,  Bruce, M., Kochorova O., Zhou, Q. and J. Stewart. 2009. Antimalarial activity of  cis-terpenone. Malaria J. 8:139.

    D.C Ghislaine Mayer, Lubin Jiang, Rajeshwara N. Achur, Ikuko Kakizaki, David J. Anstee, D. Channe Gowda and Louis H. Miller. The glycophorin C N-linked glycan is a critical component of the ligand for the Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte receptor BAEBL. 2006. PNAS 103:2358-62.

    D.C. Ghislaine Mayer, Kentaro Kato, Sanjay Singh, Marion Reid and Louis H. Miller. Domain III of Plasmodium falciparum apical membrane antigen 1 binds to the erythrocyte membrane protein Kx. 2005. PNAS 102:5552-5557.

    D.C. Ghislaine Mayer, Jianbing Mu, Xinzhuan Su, Louis H. Miller. Polymorphism in the Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte-binding ligand JESEBL/EBA-181 alters its receptor specificity. 2004. PNAS 101:2518-2523.

    Gaur D., Mayer, D.C.G., Miller, L.H. 2004. Parasite ligand-host receptor interactions during invasion of erythrocytes by Plasmodium merozoites. Int J Parasitol. 34:1413-29.

    D.C. Ghislaine Mayer, Jiang-Bing Mu, Xiaorong Feng, Xinzhuan Su, Louis H. Miller. 2002. Polymorphism in a Plasmodium erythrocyte binding ligand changes its receptor specificity. J. Exp. Med. 196:1523-1528.

    D.C. Ghislaine Mayer, Osamu Kaneko, Marion  Reid, Louis H. Miller. 2001. Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte binding protein paralogous to EBA-175. PNAS 98: 5222-5227.

    D. C. Ghislaine Mayer and Leslie A. Leinwand. 1997. Sarcomeric gene expression and contractility in myofibroblasts. J. Cell Biol. 139:1477-1484.

    Book Chapters:Allison Weiss, D.C. Ghislaine Mayer, and Leslie A. Leinwand.1994. Diversity of myosin-based motility: Multiple genes and functions. In Molecular evolution of physiological processes. D. M. Fambrough, editor. The Rockefeller University Press, NY. 159-171.