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Professor Kevin Marsh has a broad research interest in child health in the tropics, with a particular focus in the immune epidemiology of malaria. As well as directing the KEMRI Wellcome Programme in Kenya, Kevin also coordinates the KEMRI Molecular Parasitology group. The Programme's research focuses on four main areas: (1) Identifying the protective immune response to malaria (2) the regulation of immune responses (3) Determinants of virulence and (4) Mechanisms of anti malarial drug action and resistance.
Kevin's particular interest is in capacity building for science in Africa. He has recently secured a major strategic award, from the Wellcome Trust, to support doctoral and post doctoral career development for East African Scientists. Kevin is also a member of many global health advisory groups.
Bull PC, Pain A, Ndungu FM, Kinyanjui SM, Roberts DJ, Newbold CI, Marsh K. 2005. Plasmodium falciparum antigenic variation: relationships between in vivo selection, acquired antibody response, and disease severity. The Journal of infectious diseases, 192 (6), pp. 1119-26.
Dorfman JR, Bejon P, Ndungu FM, Langhorne J, Kortok MM, Lowe BS, Mwangi TW, Williams TN, Marsh K. 2005. B cell memory to 3 Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage antigens in a malaria-endemic area. The Journal of infectious diseases, 191 (10), pp. 1623-30.
Snow RW, Marsh K. 2002. The consequences of reducing transmission of Plasmodium falciparum in Africa. Advances in parasitology, 52 pp. 235-64.
Mwangi TW, Ross A, Snow RW, Marsh K. 2005. Case definitions of clinical malaria under different transmission conditions in Kilifi District, Kenya. The Journal of infectious diseases, 191 (11), pp. 1932-9.
Williams TN, Mwangi TW, Roberts DJ, Alexander ND, Weatherall DJ, Wambua S, Kortok M, Snow RW, Marsh K. 2005. An immune basis for malaria protection by the sickle cell trait. PLoS medicine, 2 (5), pp. e128.