John Jimah

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology

John Jimah is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. He joined Princeton in January 2022, and his research group investigates the molecular mechanisms of membrane remodeling in human cells and malaria parasites using cryo-electron microscopy and tomography, biochemical and cell biological approaches.

John obtained his B.A. in Molecular Biology from Colgate University and his Ph.D. in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis. His doctoral research focused on the mechanism of CelTOS, a malaria vaccine candidate that creates pores in human and mosquito cells for parasite traversal and propagation.

As a Nancy Nossal fellow and NIGMS MOSAIC scholar, John conducted further research into membrane remodeling processes at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH. His postdoctoral work involved studying dynamin-mediated membrane fission during endocytosis, bacterial outer membrane protein folding, and the interaction between dynamin and actin during cell-cell fusion.

John's work is supported by grants from the NIH (NIGMS MOSAIC R00 grant) and the Sloan Research Fellowship.