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Sofonias Tessema, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone628-206-8844
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-1057-5310 Additional info
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    1. Hsiang MS, Ntuku H, Roberts KW, Dufour MK, Whittemore B, Tambo M, McCreesh P, Medzihradsky OF, Prach LM, Siloka G, Siame N, Gueye CS, Schrubbe L, Wu L, Scott V, Tessema S, Greenhouse B, Erlank E, Koekemoer LL, Sturrock HJW, Mwilima A, Katokele S, Uusiku P, Bennett A, Smith JL, Kleinschmidt I, Mumbengegwi D, Gosling R. Effectiveness of reactive focal mass drug administration and reactive focal vector control to reduce malaria transmission in the low malaria-endemic setting of Namibia: a cluster-randomised controlled, open-label, two-by-two factorial design trial. Lancet. 2020 04 25; 395(10233):1361-1373. PMID: 32334702.
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    2. Raman J, Gast L, Balawanth R, Tessema S, Brooke B, Maharaj R, Munhenga G, Tshikae P, Lakan V, Mwamba T, Makowa H, Sangweni L, Mkhabela M, Zondo N, Mohulatsi E, Nyawo Z, Ngxongo S, Msimang S, Dagata N, Greenhouse B, Birkholtz LM, Shirreff G, Graffy R, Qwabe B, Moonasar D. High levels of imported asymptomatic malaria but limited local transmission in KwaZulu-Natal, a South African malaria-endemic province nearing malaria elimination. Malar J. 2020 Apr 15; 19(1):152. PMID: 32295590.
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    3. Tessema SK, Nakajima R, Jasinskas A, Monk SL, Lekieffre L, Lin E, Kiniboro B, Proietti C, Siba P, Felgner PL, Doolan DL, Mueller I, Barry AE. Protective Immunity against Severe Malaria in Children Is Associated with a Limited Repertoire of Antibodies to Conserved PfEMP1 Variants. Cell Host Microbe. 2019 11 13; 26(5):579-590.e5. PMID: 31726028.
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    4. Roh ME, Tessema SK, Murphy M, Nhlabathi N, Mkhonta N, Vilakati S, Ntshalintshali N, Saini M, Maphalala G, Chen A, Wilheim J, Prach L, Gosling R, Kunene S, S Hsiang M, Greenhouse B. High Genetic Diversity of Plasmodium falciparum in the Low-Transmission Setting of the Kingdom of Eswatini. J Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 13; 220(8):1346-1354. PMID: 31190073.
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    5. Tessema SK, Raman J, Duffy CW, Ishengoma DS, Amambua-Ngwa A, Greenhouse B. Applying next-generation sequencing to track falciparum malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Malar J. 2019 Sep 03; 18(1):268. PMID: 31477139.
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    6. Pringle JC, Tessema S, Wesolowski A, Chen A, Murphy M, Carpi G, Shields TM, Hamapumbu H, Searle KM, Kobayashi T, Katowa B, Musonda M, Stevenson JC, Thuma PE, Greenhouse B, Moss WJ, Norris DE. Genetic Evidence of Focal Plasmodium falciparum Transmission in a Pre-elimination Setting in Southern Province, Zambia. J Infect Dis. 2019 04 08; 219(8):1254-1263. PMID: 30445612.
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    7. Tessema S, Wesolowski A, Chen A, Murphy M, Wilheim J, Mupiri AR, Ruktanonchai NW, Alegana VA, Tatem AJ, Tambo M, Didier B, Cohen JM, Bennett A, Sturrock HJ, Gosling R, Hsiang MS, Smith DL, Mumbengegwi DR, Smith JL, Greenhouse B. Using parasite genetic and human mobility data to infer local and cross-border malaria connectivity in Southern Africa. Elife. 2019 04 02; 8. PMID: 30938286.
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    8. Wesolowski A, Taylor AR, Chang HH, Verity R, Tessema S, Bailey JA, Alex Perkins T, Neafsey DE, Greenhouse B, Buckee CO. Correction to: Mapping malaria by combining parasite genomic and epidemiologic data. BMC Med. 2018 12 28; 16(1):241. PMID: 30591060.
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    9. Wesolowski A, Taylor AR, Chang HH, Verity R, Tessema S, Bailey JA, Alex Perkins T, Neafsey DE, Greenhouse B, Buckee CO. Mapping malaria by combining parasite genomic and epidemiologic data. BMC Med. 2018 10 18; 16(1):190. PMID: 30333020.
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    10. Aydemir O, Janko M, Hathaway NJ, Verity R, Mwandagalirwa MK, Tshefu AK, Tessema SK, Marsh PW, Tran A, Reimonn T, Ghani AC, Ghansah A, Juliano JJ, Greenhouse BR, Emch M, Meshnick SR, Bailey JA. Drug-Resistance and Population Structure of Plasmodium falciparum Across the Democratic Republic of Congo Using High-Throughput Molecular Inversion Probes. J Infect Dis. 2018 08 14; 218(6):946-955. PMID: 29718283.
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    11. Tessema SK, Utama D, Chesnokov O, Hodder AN, Lin CS, Harrison GLA, Jespersen JS, Petersen B, Tavul L, Siba P, Kwiatkowski D, Lavstsen T, Hansen DS, Oleinikov AV, Mueller I, Barry AE. Antibodies to Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 1-Binding Plasmodium falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane Protein 1-DBLß Are Biomarkers of Protective Immunity to Malaria in a Cohort of Young Children from Papua New Guinea. Infect Immun. 2018 08; 86(8). PMID: 29784862.
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    12. Tessema SK, Kassa M, Kebede A, Mohammed H, Leta GT, Woyessa A, Guma GT, Petros B. Declining trend of Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr) and dihydropteroate synthase (dhps) mutant alleles after the withdrawal of Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine in North Western Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0126943. PMID: 26431464.
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    13. Tessema SK, Monk SL, Schultz MB, Tavul L, Reeder JC, Siba PM, Mueller I, Barry AE. Phylogeography of var gene repertoires reveals fine-scale geospatial clustering of Plasmodium falciparum populations in a highly endemic area. Mol Ecol. 2015 Jan; 24(2):484-97. PMID: 25482097.
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