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Read the most recent news about VBIDRC, its faculty, and students:

Patricia Scaraffia, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University

Recent Publications

Dr. Nirbhay Kumar

 

Malaria case clinical profiles and Plasmodium falciparum parasite genetic diversity: a cross sectional survey at two sites of different malaria transmission intensities in Rwanda.

Kateera F, Nsobya SL, Tukwasibwe S, Mens PF, Hakizimana E, Grobusch MP, Mutesa L, Kumar N, van Vugt M.

Malaria journal. 2016; 15:237.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
27113354
PMCID:
PMC4845397
 

Transdermal Diagnosis of Malaria Using Vapor Nanobubbles.

Lukianova-Hleb E, Bezek S, Szigeti R, Khodarev A, Kelley T, Hurrell A, Berba M, Kumar N, D'Alessandro U, Lapotko D.

Emerging infectious diseases. 2016; 22(2):344.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
26814719
PMCID:
PMC4734538
 

Pooled Amplicon Deep Sequencing of Candidate Plasmodium falciparum Transmission-Blocking Vaccine Antigens.

Juliano JJ, Parobek CM, Brazeau NF, Ngasala B, Randrianarivelojosia M, Lon C, Mwandagalirwa K, Tshefu A, Dhar R, Das BK, Hoffman I, Martinson F, Mårtensson A, Saunders DL, Kumar N, Meshnick SR.

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2016; 94(1):143-6.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
26503281
PMCID:
PMC4710419

 

Dr. Ahmed Aly

Genetic Characterization of Plasmodium Putative Pantothenate Kinase Genes Reveals Their Essential Role in Malaria Parasite Transmission to the Mosquito.

Hart RJ, Cornillot E, Abraham A, Molina E, Nation CS, Ben Mamoun C, Aly AS.

Scientific reports. 2016; 6:33518.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
27644319
PMCID: PMC5028760
 

Plasmodium AdoMetDC/ODC bifunctional enzyme is essential for male sexual stage development and mosquito transmission.

Hart RJ, Ghaffar A, Abdalal S, Perrin B, Aly AS.

Biology open. 2016; 5(8):1022-9.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
27387533
PMCID:
PMC5004602

 

Dr. Geetha Bansal

Paul NH, Vengesai A, Mduluza T, Chipeta J, Midzi N, Bansal GP, Kumar N.

Acta tropica. 2016; 163:103-8. NIHMSID: NIHMS809249

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
27491342
PMCID:
PMC5007214
 

Reduced immunogenicity of Plasmodium falciparum gamete surface antigen (Pfs48/45) in mice after disruption of disulphide bonds - evaluating effect of interferon-γ-inducible lysosomal thiol reductase.

Merino KM, Bansal GP, Kumar N.

Immunology. 2016; 148(4):433-47.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
27177843
PMCID:
PMC4948042
 

Immunological Cross-Reactivity between Malaria Vaccine Target Antigen P48/45 in Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum and Cross-Boosting of Immune Responses.

Cao Y, Bansal GP, Merino K, Kumar N.

PloS one. 2016; 11(7):e0158212.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
27438603
PMCID:
PMC4954667
 

Insight into phagocytosis of mature sexual (gametocyte) stages of Plasmodium falciparum using a human monocyte cell line.

Bansal GP, Weinstein CS, Kumar N.

Acta tropica. 2016; 157:96-101. NIHMSID: NIHMS758751

PubMed [journal]

PMID:
26851166
PMCID:
PMC4779693
 
Dr. Diane Blake
Combining Yeast Display and Competitive FACS to Select Rare Hapten-Specific Clones from Recombinant Antibody Libraries.

Sun Y, Ban B, Bradbury A, Ansari GA, Blake DA.

Anal Chem. 2016 Sep 20;88(18):9181-9. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b02334. Epub 2016 Sep 8.

PMID:
27571429

Free PMC Article

Dr. Claudia Herrera

Molecular epidemiology of Trypanosoma cruzi and Triatoma dimidiata in costal Ecuador.

Wong YY, Sornosa Macias KJ, Guale Martínez D, Solorzano LF, Ramirez-Sierra MJ, Herrera C, Dumonteil E.

Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases. 2016; 41:207-12.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
27079265
 

Chagas Disease Has Not Been Controlled in Ecuador.

Dumonteil E, Herrera C, Martini L, Grijalva MJ, Guevara AG, Costales JA, Aguilar HM, Brenière SF, Waleckx E.

PloS one. 2016; 11(6):e0158145.

PubMed [journal]
PMID:
27351178
PMCID:
PMC4924857
 
Dr. Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah

A Napthalimide Derived Flourescence Sensor for Solid-phase Screening of Cucurbit[7]uril-guest Interactions

Aryal, G.; Battle, C.H.; Grusenmeyer, T. A.; Zhu, M.; Jayawickramarajah, J. A 

Chem Comm. 2016, 52,2307-2310. DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08350H.