Lemu Golassa

Lemu Golassa

Researcher and Academician

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Tel: +251911371981

Email: lgolassa@gmail.com; lemu.golassa@aau.edu.et

 

 

 

VALIDATE Role:

Network Associate

 

Research Keywords: 

Malaria genetics, drug resistance and genetic diversitys

 

Biography:

Malaria is my top priority research area with its genetics, drug resistance and sub-microscopic carriage rates are being my special topics of interest.

 

Key Publications:

James Cheaveau,Daniel Castaneda Mogollon,Md Abu Naser Mohon, Lemu Golassa, Delenasaw Yewhalaw &Dylan R Pillai. Asymptomatic malaria in the clinical and public health context. Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy. Received 20 Aug 2019. Accepted 12 Nov 2019. Accepted author version posted online: 13 Nov 2019

Alfred mambua-Ngwa, , Amaratunga, C, Amenga-Etego, L, Andagalu, B, Chookajorn, T Andrianaranjaka, V, Apinjoh, T, Ashley, E, Auburn, S, Awandare, G, Anderson, TJC, Barry, A, Bejon, P, Bertin, G, Boni, M, Borrmann, S, Baraka, V, Bousema, T, Branch, O, Bull, PC, Chotivanich, K, Claessens, A, Conway, D, Craig, A, D'Alessandro, U Dama, S, Day, N, Djimdé, A, Dolecek, C, Dondorp, A, Drakeley, C Echeverria-Garcia, D, Egwang, TG, Erko, B , Fairhurst, R Faiz, A Gamboa, D, Ghansah, A, Golassa, L, Harrison, GLA Hien, TT, Duffy, P, Fanello, CA, Hodgson, AVO, et al., 2019. An open dataset of Plasmodium falciparum genome variation in 7,000 worldwide samples.(accepted for publication)

Delesa Damena, Awany Denis, Lemu Golassa, and Emile R. Chimusa (2019).  Genome -wide association studies of severe P. falciparum malaria susceptibility: progress, pitfalls and prospects.  BMC Med Genomics. 2019 Aug 14;12(1):120. doi: 10.1186/s12920-019-0564-x. Review. PMID: 31409341

Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Lucas Amenga-Etego, Edwin Kamau,, Roberto Amato, Anita Ghansah,, Lemu Golassa et al (2019). Major sub-populations of Plasmodium falciparum in sub-Saharan Africa. Science. 2019 Aug 23;365(6455):813-816. doi: 10.1126/science.aav5427. PMID: 31439796

Temesgen File, Hunduma Huluka, Lemu Golassa (2019). A retrospective analysis on the transmission of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax: the case of Adama City, East Shoa Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. Malar J. 2019 Jun 11;18(1):193. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2827-6. PMID: 31185977

Alebachew Messele; Fitsum Girma; Adey Feleke; Lemu Golassa; Endalamaw Gadissa (2019). Low complexity regions contribute to immune escape mechanisms in PvMSP3α block II. BMC Struct Biol. 2019 Mar 27;19(1):6. doi: 10.1186/s12900-019-0104-0. PMID: 30917807

Golassa L, Cheaveau J, Mohon AN, Pillai DR. Reply to Awandu, et al. (Ultra-low-density Plasmodium falciparum infections in African settings) Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 15. pii: ciz148. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz148. [Epub ahead of print]

Seble Girma, James Cheaveau, Abu Naser Mohon, Dewdunee Marasinghe, Ruth Legese, Nirujah Balasingam, Sindew M. Feleke, Lemu Golassa, and Dylan R. Pilla (2018) Prevalence and Epidemiological Characteristics of Asymptomatic Malaria Based on Ultrasensitive Diagnostics: Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Aug 30;69(6):1003-1010. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy1005. PMID: 3047599

Abdissa Biruksew, Ahmed Zeynudin, Yonas Alemu, Lemu Golassa, Moti Yohannes, Asfaw Debella, Sultan Suleman (2018). Zingiber officinale Roscoe and Echinops Kebericho Mesfin  showed antiplasmodial activities against Plasmodium berghei in a dose-dependent manner in Ethiopia. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2018 Sep;28(5):655-664. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v28i5.17. PMID: 30607081.

Lemu Golassa and Michael T. White (2017). Population‑level estimates of the proportion of Plasmodium vivax blood‑stage infections attributable to relapses among febrile patients attending Adama Malaria Diagnostic Centre, East Shoa Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. Malar J (2017) 16:301