null Momar Ndao, DVM, MSc, PhD
infectious diseases • parastic infections • host-parasite interactions
My research focuses on: bringing cutting edge science to diagnose infectious diseases, studying host-parasite interactions, screening drugs to be used as therapies for infectious diseases, developing vaccines to prevent parasitic diseases, and applying proteomic technology to discover biomarkers for infectious diseases. Increased awareness of parasitic infections has led to newly recognized parasites, emerging pathogens, and bioterrorism considerations. Therefore, the fields of diagnostic medical parasitology treatment and vaccines are undergoing dramatic change.
Perera DJ, Hassan AS, Liu S, Elahi SM, Gadoury C, Weeratna RD, Gilbert R, Ndao M. A Low Dose Adenovirus Vectored Vaccine Expressing Schistosoma mansoni Cathepsin B Protects from Intestinal Schistosomiasis in Mice. eBioMedicine, accepted.
Perera DJ, Ndao M. Promising Technologies in the Field of Helminth Vaccines. Front Immunol. 2021 Aug 19;12:711650. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.711650. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34489961.
Hassan AS, Perera DJ, Ward BJ, Ndao M. Therapeutic activity of a Salmonella-vectored Schistosoma mansoni vaccine in a mouse model of chronic infection. Vaccine. 2021 Aug 16:S0264-410X(21)01051-3. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.08.031. PMID: 34412919.
Perera DJ, Hassan AS, Jia Y, Ricciardi A, McCluskie MJ, Weeratna RD, Ndao M. Adjuvanted Schistosoma mansoni-Cathepsin B Vaccines Provide Protection in a Pre-Clinical Schistosomiasis Model. Frontiers Immunology. 2020 Nov 16;11:605288. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.605288. eCollection 2020. PMID: 33304354.
Ruiz-Lancheros E, Chatelain E, Bournissen F, Moroni S, Moscatelli G, Altcheh J, Ndao M. Surrogate biomarkers of cure for Chagas’ disease in children treated with benznidazole. Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Nov 1;5(11):ofy236. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy236.