Dr Amma Aboagyewa Larbi

I hold a BSc in Biochemistry and an MSc in Clinical Microbiology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Part of my Masters research was carried out at Tufts University, Boston, MA in the Imanishi-Kari Lab where my research focused mainly on systemic lupus erythematosus using a mouse model. I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of molecular medicine, KNUST. I am a Lecturer at the PA Department

My research interest spans broadly on host pathogen interactions.My current research work is focused on cerebral malaria (CM) and the role of microvascular damage in its pathogenesis. Many children under 5 years in sub Saharan Africa still die from cerebral malaria despite extensive research. My research focus is looking into the role of endothelial progenitor cells as a predictive tool and therapeutic agent for CM using children between the ages of 1 and 13 years.


  • Benjamin R. Umiker*, Gabrielle McDonald*, Amma Larbi*, Carlos O. Medina, Michael Reth and ThereaImanishi-Kari , (2014), Production of IgG autoantibody requires expression of activation-induced cytidine deaminase in early developing B cells in a mouse model of SLE, European journal of Immunology,44(10),3093-108
  • B.R. Umiker*, S. Anderson*, L. Fernandez, P. Korgaokar, A. Larbi, M. Pilichowska, C. Weinkauf, H. Wortis, J.Kearney and T. Imanishi-Kari,( 2014), Dosage of X-linked Toll-like Receptor 8 determines gender differences in the development of systemic lupus erythematosus , European Journal of Immunology, 44(5), 1503-1516.

* Authors contributed equally.




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