Annelies Mesman
Annelies Mesman, PhD
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Mesman was trained in infectious disease immunology in Amsterdam where she first obtained an MSc in bio-medical sciences, specializing in infectious diseases and international public health and received a PhD degree for research on host-pathogen interactions in 2014. Previously, she was a postdoc at the Dutch Institute for Public Health and the Environment and worked in Sierra Leone as laboratory manager for Partners in Health 2015-2017. Her main research interest is infectious disease diagnostics.


Harvard Medical School

Global Health and Social Medicine

641 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

Anatomy of a Hotspot: Chain and Seroepidemiology of Ebola Virus Transmission, Sukudu, Sierra Leone, 2015-16.
Authors: Authors: Kelly JD, Barrie MB, Mesman AW, Karku S, Quiwa K, Drasher M, Schlough GW, Dierberg K, Koedoyoma S, Lindan CP, Jones JH, Chamie G, Worden L, Greenhouse B, Weiser SD, Porco TC, Rutherford GW, Richardson ET.
J Infect Dis
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Minimally Symptomatic Infection in an Ebola 'Hotspot': A Cross-Sectional Serosurvey.
Authors: Authors: Richardson ET, Kelly JD, Barrie MB, Mesman AW, Karku S, Quiwa K, Marsh RH, Koedoyoma S, Daboh F, Barron KP, Grady M, Tucker E, Dierberg KL, Rutherford GW, Barry M, Jones JH, Murray MB, Farmer PE.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
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Influenza virus A(H1N1)2009 antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity in young children prior to the H1N1 pandemic.
Authors: Authors: Mesman AW, Westerhuis BM, Ten Hulscher HI, Jacobi RH, de Bruin E, van Beek J, Buisman AM, Koopmans MP, van Binnendijk RS.
J Gen Virol
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Antagonism of the phosphatase PP1 by the measles virus V protein is required for innate immune escape of MDA5.
Authors: Authors: Davis ME, Wang MK, Rennick LJ, Full F, Gableske S, Mesman AW, Gringhuis SI, Geijtenbeek TB, Duprex WP, Gack MU.
Cell Host Microbe
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Measles virus suppresses RIG-I-like receptor activation in dendritic cells via DC-SIGN-mediated inhibition of PP1 phosphatases.
Authors: Authors: Mesman AW, Zijlstra-Willems EM, Kaptein TM, de Swart RL, Davis ME, Ludlow M, Duprex WP, Gack MU, Gringhuis SI, Geijtenbeek TB.
Cell Host Microbe
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Human immature Langerhans cells restrict CXCR4-using HIV-1 transmission.
Authors: Authors: Sarrami-Forooshani R, Mesman AW, van Teijlingen NH, Sprokholt JK, van der Vlist M, Ribeiro CM, Geijtenbeek TB.
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Fucose-specific DC-SIGN signalling directs T helper cell type-2 responses via IKKe- and CYLD-dependent Bcl3 activation.
Authors: Authors: Gringhuis SI, Kaptein TM, Wevers BA, Mesman AW, Geijtenbeek TB.
Nat Commun
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The pathogenesis of measles.
Authors: Authors: de Vries RD, Mesman AW, Geijtenbeek TB, Duprex WP, de Swart RL.
Curr Opin Virol
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Pattern Recognition Receptors in HIV Transmission.
Authors: Authors: Mesman AW, Geijtenbeek TB.
Front Immunol
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A prominent role for DC-SIGN+ dendritic cells in initiation and dissemination of measles virus infection in non-human primates.
Authors: Authors: Mesman AW, de Vries RD, McQuaid S, Duprex WP, de Swart RL, Geijtenbeek TB.
PLoS One
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