Biologist Daniel Youssef Bargieri did his undergraduate studies at the Federal University of São Paulo and holds a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the same institution. From 2009 to 2014, he was a research assistant at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, where he also completed a post-doctoral fellowship. When he’s not in the lab, he’s often found at the Morumbi Stadium, cheering on the São Paulo soccer team.
Bargieri is dedicated to studying malaria. He has engineered a strain of Plasmodium berghei, the protozoan responsible for the disease, specifically for the study of gametocytes. His primary goal is to halt the spread of malaria, rather than merely treating its symptoms. Married to a fellow scientist, Bargieri enjoys spending his free time reading books at the beach. However, this task has proven challenging as his children often enlist his scientific expertise in their sand castle construction projects.