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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
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research

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)