Dr Kevin Tetteh
of Infectious Diseases
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.
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.
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