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Dr Kevin Tetteh

BSc PhD

Associate Professor
of Infectious Diseases

Room
Room 280

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2651

Kevin joined the school in January 1999, working for Professor Eleanor Riley on the epidemiology of malaria. In June 2000 he moved from the Immunology Unit to the Pathogen Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (PMBB) Unit of the school to take up a postdoctoral position as a research fellow with Dr David Conway. The project is funded by the European Commission and is focused on the development of the N-terminal region of the merozoite surface protein (MSP) 1 as a vaccine candidate. Prior to joining the school Kevin had been studying for his PhD at Edinburgh University under the supervision of Professor Rick Maizels. His PhD project focused on the parasitic nematode Toxocara canis as a model system for the study of parasitic nematodes.

Affiliations

Department of Infection Biology
Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Malaria Centre
Vaccine Centre

Teaching

I am on the exam board for the Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases (MBID) and a member of both the Biology and Control of Disease Vectors/Medical Parasitology (BCDV/MP) and MSc/PGDip (Postgraduate Diploma in Entomology) Infectious Diseases Committees. I am also a distance learning tutor on the Biology of Infectious Disease: ID103, and occasionally lectures on both the MBID and Immunology of Parasitic Infections.

Research

 

Current research focuses on:

1. Molecular genetics and characterisation of antigens associated with the merozoite stage of the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum

2. Vaccine discovery/design with a focus on the blood stage of infection of the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum

Research Area
Diagnostics
Parasites
Surveillance
Vaccines
Disease control
Global Health
Protozoa
Discipline
Immunoepidemiology
Biochemistry
Immunology
Molecular biology
Parasitology
Bioinformatics
Vaccinology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Malaria
Emerging Infectious Disease
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Zoonotic disease
Coronavirus
Country
Burkina Faso
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cape Verde
Ghana
The Gambia
Haiti
Kenya
Malaysia
Peru
Philippines
Sierra Leone
Thailand
Tanzania
Region
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Current malaria infection, previous malaria exposure, and clinical profiles and outcomes of COVID-19 in a setting of high malaria transmission: an exploratory cohort study in Uganda
Achan J; Serwanga A; Wanzira H; Kyagulanyi T; Nuwa A; Magumba G; Kusasira S; Sewanyana I; Tetteh K; Drakeley C
2021
The Lancet Microbe
Plasmodium knowlesi detection methods for human infections-Diagnosis and surveillance.
Grigg MJ; Lubis IN; Tetteh KKA; Barber BE; William T; Rajahram GS; Tan AF; Sutherland CJ; Noviyanti R; Drakeley CJ
2021
Advances in parasitology
Protective Effect of Nasal Colonisation with ∆cps/piaA and ∆cps/proABCStreptococcus pneumoniae Strains against Recolonisation and Invasive Infection.
Ramos-Sevillano E; Ercoli G; Guerra-Assunção JA; Felgner P; Ramiro de Assis R; Nakajima R; Goldblatt D; Tetteh KKA; Heyderman RS; Gordon SB
2021
Vaccines
Framework for Characterizing Longitudinal Antibody Response in Children After Plasmodium falciparum Infection.
Rogier E; Nace D; Dimbu PR; Wakeman B; Pohl J; Beeson JG; Drakeley C; Tetteh K; Plucinski M
2021
Frontiers in immunology
Impact of a Rapid Decline in Malaria Transmission on Antimalarial IgG Subclasses and Avidity.
Ssewanyana I; Rek J; Rodriguez I; Wu L; Arinaitwe E; Nankabirwa JI; Beeson JG; Mayanja-Kizza H; Rosenthal PJ; Dorsey G
2021
Frontiers in Immunology
Rapid Screening for Non-falciparum Malaria in Elimination Settings Using Multiplex Antigen and Antibody Detection: Post Hoc Identification of Plasmodium malariae in an Infant in Haiti.
van den Hoogen LL; Herman C; Présumé J; Romilus I; Existe A; Boncy J; Joseph V; Stresman G; Tetteh KKA; Drakeley C
2021
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
<i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> serology: A comparison of two protein production methods for analysis of antibody responses by protein microarray
Oulton T; Obiero J; Rodriguez I; Ssewanyana I; Dabbs RA; Greenhouse B; Drakeley C; Felgner PL; Stone W; Tetteh KKA
2020
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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