Dr. Alexander Kwarteng

Senior Lecturer

Research Areas/Interests

Immunology of infectious diseases, Host-pathogen interaction, Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics of infectious diseases Neglected Tropical Diseases...~more


    1. Kwarteng A, Ahuno ST, Kwakye-Nuako G: The therapeutic landscape of HIV-1 via genome editing. AIDS research and therapy 2017, 14(1):32
    2. Kwarteng A, Ahuno ST. Immunity in filarial infections: lessons from animal models and human studies. Scand J Immunol. 2017.
    3. Kwarteng A, Amuasi J, Annan A, Ahuno S, Opare D, Nagel M, et al. Current meningitis outbreak in Ghana: Historical perspectives and the importance of diagnostics. Acta Trop. 2017;169:51-6.
    4. Kwarteng A, Ahuno ST, Akoto FO. Killing filarial nematode parasites: role of treatment options and host immune response. Infect Dis Poverty. 2016;5(1):86.
    5. Kwarteng A, Ahuno ST. The Potentials and Pitfalls of Microarrays in Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Focus on Human Filarial Infections. Microarrays. 2016;5(3).
    6. Katawa G, Layland LE, Debrah AY, von Horn C, Batsa L, Kwarteng A, et al. Hyperreactive Onchocerciasis is Characterized by a Combination of Th17-Th2 Immune Responses and Reduced Regulatory T Cells. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015;9(1):e3414.
    7. Debrah AY, Specht S, Klarmann-Schulz U, Batsa L, Mand S, Marfo-Debrekyei Y, Kwarteng A, et al. Doxycycline Leads to Sterility and Enhanced Killing of Female Onchocerca volvulus Worms in an Area With Persistent Microfilaridermia After Repeated Ivermectin Treatment: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;61(4):517-26.
    8. Arndts K, Specht S, Debrah AY, Tamarozzi F, Klarmann Schulz U, Mand S, Kwarteng A, et al. Immunoepidemiological profiling of onchocerciasis patients reveals associations with microfilaria loads and ivermectin intake on both individual and community levels. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014;8(2):e2679.
    9. Arndts K, Deininger S, Specht S, Klarmann U, Mand S, Adjobimey T, Kwarteng A, et al. Elevated adaptive immune responses are associated with latent infections of Wuchereria bancrofti. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(4):e1611.
    10. Mand S, Debrah AY, Klarmann U, Batsa L, Marfo-Debrekyei Y, Kwarteng A, et al. Doxycycline improves filarial lymphedema independent of active filarial infection: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;55(5):621-30.
    11. Mand S, Debrah AY, Klarmann U, Mante S, Kwarteng A, Batsa L, et al. The role of ultrasonography in the differentiation of the various types of filaricele due to bancroftian filariasis. Acta Trop. 2011;120 Suppl 1:S23-32.

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