Stefan Kappe,PhD is a leading international researcher in the field of malaria infection.

Dr. Kappe's research is focused on the biology, immunology and vaccinology of the malaria parasite pre-erythrocytic stages. The goal of his lab at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle, Washington, is to understand liver stage parasite development and elucidate networks of host-parasite interactions during liver stage infection. Kappe is utilizing this knowledge to develop new interventions, both drugs and vaccines. One aspect of the work is targeted at designing genetically engineered, live attenuated Plasmodium falciparum strains for vaccination and elucidating correlates of protection induced by live-attenuated sporozoite vaccination.
Dr. Kappe was selected to recieve the 2016 William Trager Award from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene