Faculty Profile

Dr. Lydia Tesfa, Ph.D.

Lydia Tesfa, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Areas of Research: Immunology, Flow cytometry

Selected Publications

1: Dutta A, Karkashon S, Raghupathy R, Bhatia H, Tesfa L, Little JA. Induction of
fetal/embryonic globin gene expression depends on intact cell signaling in
definitive erythroid cells. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2011 Feb 15;46(2):125-32. Epub
2010 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 21094617.
2: Streitz M, Tesfa L, Yildirim V, Yahyazadeh A, Ulrichs T, Lenkei R, Quassem A, 
Liebetrau G, Nomura L, Maecker H, Volk HD, Kern F. Loss of receptor on
tuberculin-reactive T-cells marks active pulmonary tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2007
Aug 15;2(1):e735. PubMed PMID: 17710135; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1936433.
3: Mo Y, Quanquin NM, Vecino WH, Ranganathan UD, Tesfa L, Bourn W, Derbyshire KM,
Letvin NL, Jacobs WR Jr, Fennelly GJ. Genetic alteration of Mycobacterium
smegmatis to improve mycobacterium-mediated transfer of plasmid DNA into
mammalian cells and DNA immunization. Infect Immun. 2007 Oct;75(10):4804-16. Epub
2007 Jul 30. PubMed PMID: 17664267; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2044538.
4: Hammer MH, Meyer S, Brestrich G, Moosmann A, Kern F, Tesfa L, Babel N,
Mittenzweig A, Rooney CM, Hammerschmidt W, Volk HD, Reinke P. HLA
type-independent generation of antigen-specific T cells for adoptive
immunotherapy. Eur J Immunol. 2005 Jul;35(7):2250-8. PubMed PMID: 15915543.
5: Tesfa L, Koch FW, Pankow W, Volk HD, Kern F. Confirmation of Mycobacterium
tuberculosis infection by flow cytometry after ex vivo incubation of peripheral
blood T cells with an ESAT-6-derived peptide pool. Cytometry B Clin Cytom. 2004
Jul;60(1):47-53. PubMed PMID: 15221869.
6: Tesfa L, Volk HD, Kern F. A protocol for combining proliferation, tetramer
staining and intracellular cytokine detection for the flow-cytometric analysis of
antigen specific T-cells. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2003 Oct-Dec;17(4):366-70.
PubMed PMID: 15065768.
7: Hoffmeister B, Kiecker F, Tesfa L, Volk HD, Picker LJ, Kern F. Mapping T cell 
epitopes by flow cytometry. Methods. 2003 Mar;29(3):270-81. Review. PubMed PMID: 
8: Tesfa L, Volk HD, Kern F. Comparison of proliferation and rapid cytokine
induction assays for flow cytometric T-cell epitope mapping. Cytometry A. 2003
Mar;52(1):36-45. PubMed PMID: 12596250.

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