Dr Cindy Chu
Cindy’s main research area is in Plasmodium vivax malaria. She has conducted studies on the epidemiology of P. vivax recurrence as well as efficacy trials with the schizonticidal agents chloroquine and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine. Her current focus is on the radical curative treatment of P. vivax using 8-aminoquinolines and the haemolytic effects of this class of drugs in G6PD heterozygous females. The goal of this research is for the safe delivery of primaquine and tafenoquine for treatment of P. vivax malaria and within the context of P. vivax elimination.
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Chloroquine and primaquine induced haematocrit changes to G6PD heterozygote
Plasmodium vivax recurrences
The prevention and treatment of Plasmodium vivax malaria.
Chu CS. and White NJ., (2021), PLoS medicine, 18
Tafenoquine: a toxicity overview.
Chu CS. and Hwang J., (2020), Expert Opin Drug Saf
Vivax malaria in pregnancy and lactation: a long way to health equity
Brummaier T. et al, (2020), Malaria Journal, 19
Plasmodium-infected erythrocytes induce secretion of IGFBP7 to form type II rosettes and escape phagocytosis.
Lee W-C. et al, (2020), eLife, 9
Declining Burden of Plasmodium vivax in a Population in Northwestern Thailand from 1995 to 2016 before Comprehensive Primaquine Prescription for Radical Cure
Chu CS. et al, (2020), The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 102, 147 - 150