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Javier Gordon Ogembo PHD

TitleAdjunct Assistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentMedicine
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
364 PLantation Street, LRB-211
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    DivisionInfectious Diseases And Immunology

    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentImmunology and Microbiology Program


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    Egerton University, Egerton, , KenyaBSHorticulture
    University of Zimbabwe, Harare, , ZimbabweMSTropical Entomology
    Nagoya University, Nagoya, , JapanPHDBiotechnology and Virology

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    1. Mulama DH, Mutsvunguma LZ, Totonchy J, Ye P, Foley J, Escalante GM, Rodriguez E, Nabiee R, Muniraju M, Wussow F, Barasa AK, Ogembo JG. A multivalent Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus-like particle vaccine capable of eliciting high titers of neutralizing antibodies in immunized rabbits. Vaccine. 2019 Jun 11. PMID: 31201053.
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    2. Muniraju M, Mutsvunguma LZ, Foley J, Escalante GM, Rodriguez E, Nabiee R, Totonchy J, Mulama DH, Nyagol J, Wussow F, Barasa AK, Brehm M, Ogembo JG. Kaposi Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus Glycoprotein H is Indispensable for Infection of Epithelial, Endothelial, and Fibroblast Cell Types. J Virol. 2019 May 29. PMID: 31142670.
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    3. Cholli P, Bradford L, Manga S, Nulah K, Kiyang E, Manjuh F, DeGregorio G, Ogembo RK, Orock E, Liu Y, Wamai RG, Sheldon LK, Gona PN, Sando Z, Welty T, Welty E, Ogembo JG. Screening for cervical cancer among HIV-positive and HIV-negative women in Cameroon using simultaneous co-testing with careHPV DNA testing and visual inspection enhanced by digital cervicography: Findings of initial screening and one-year follow-up. Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Jan; 148(1):118-125. PMID: 29153541.
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    4. DeGregorio G, Manga S, Kiyang E, Manjuh F, Bradford L, Cholli P, Wamai R, Ogembo R, Sando Z, Liu Y, Sheldon LK, Nulah K, Welty T, Welty E, Ogembo JG. Implementing a Fee-for-Service Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Program in Cameroon: Challenges and Opportunities. Oncologist. 2017 07; 22(7):850-859. PMID: 28536303.
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    5. Barasa AK, Ye P, Phelps M, Arivudainambi GT, Tison T, Ogembo JG. BALB/c mice immunized with a combination of virus-like particles incorporating Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) envelope glycoproteins gpK8.1, gB, and gH/gL induced comparable serum neutralizing antibody activity to UV-inactivated KSHV. Oncotarget. 2017 Feb 22. PMID: 28404899.
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    6. Weiss ER, Alter G, Ogembo JG, Henderson JL, Tabak B, Bakis Y, Somasundaran M, Garber M, Selin L, Luzuriaga K. High Epstein-Barr Virus Load and Genomic Diversity Are Associated with Generation of gp350-Specific Neutralizing Antibodies following Acute Infectious Mononucleosis. J Virol. 2017 Jan 01; 91(1). PMID: 27733645.
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    7. Perez EM, Foley J, Tison T, Silva R, Ogembo JG. Novel Epstein-Barr virus-like particles incorporating gH/gL-EBNA1 or gB-LMP2 induce high neutralizing antibody titers and EBV-specific T-cell responses in immunized mice. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 01. PMID: 27926486.
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    8. DeGregorio GA, Bradford LS, Manga S, Tih PM, Wamai R, Ogembo R, Sando Z, Liu Y, Schwaiger C, Rao SR, Kalmakis K, Kennedy Sheldon L, Nulah K, Welty E, Welty T, Ogembo JG. Prevalence, Predictors, and Same Day Treatment of Positive VIA Enhanced by Digital Cervicography and Histopathology Results in a Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Cameroon. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0157319. PMID: 27280882.
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    9. Pelowski M, Wamai RG, Wangombe J, Nyakundi H, Oduwo GO, Ngugi BK, Ogembo JG. How Would Children Register Their Own Births? Insights from a Survey of Students Regarding Birth Registration Knowledge and Policy Suggestions in Kenya. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0149925. PMID: 26939000.
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    10. Manga S, Parham G, Benjamin N, Nulah K, Sheldon LK, Welty E, Ogembo JG, Bradford L, Sando Z, Shields R, Welty T. Cervical Cancer Screening in Cameroon: Interobserver Agreement on the Interpretation of Digital Cervicography Results. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015 Oct; 19(4):288-94. PMID: 26164295.
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    11. Masika MM, Ogembo JG, Chabeda SV, Wamai RG, Mugo N. Knowledge on HPV Vaccine and Cervical Cancer Facilitates Vaccine Acceptability among School Teachers in Kitui County, Kenya. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0135563. PMID: 26266949.
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    12. Ogembo RK, Gona PN, Seymour AJ, Park HS, Bain PA, Maranda L, Ogembo JG. Prevalence of human papillomavirus genotypes among African women with normal cervical cytology and neoplasia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0122488. PMID: 25875167.
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    13. Ogembo JG, Muraswki MR, McGinnes LW, Parcharidou A, Sutiwisesak R, Tison T, Avendano J, Agnani D, Finberg RW, Morrison TG, Fingeroth JD. A chimeric EBV gp350/220-based VLP replicates the virion B-cell attachment mechanism and elicits long-lasting neutralizing antibodies in mice. J Transl Med. 2015 Feb 06; 13:50. PMID: 25885535.
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    14. Ogembo JG, Manga S, Nulah K, Foglabenchi LH, Perlman S, Wamai RG, Welty T, Welty E, Tih P. Achieving high uptake of human papillomavirus vaccine in Cameroon: lessons learned in overcoming challenges. Vaccine. 2014 Jul 31; 32(35):4399-403. PMID: 24968154.
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    15. Perlman S, Wamai RG, Bain PA, Welty T, Welty E, Ogembo JG. Knowledge and awareness of HPV vaccine and acceptability to vaccinate in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review. PLoS One. 2014; 9(3):e90912. PMID: 24618636.
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    16. Ogembo JG, Kannan L, Ghiran I, Nicholson-Weller A, Finberg RW, Tsokos GC, Fingeroth JD. Human complement receptor type 1/CD35 is an Epstein-Barr Virus receptor. Cell Rep. 2013 Feb 21; 3(2):371-85. PMID: 23416052.
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    17. Wamai RG, Ayissi CA, Oduwo GO, Perlman S, Welty E, Welty T, Manga S, Onyango MA, Ogembo JG. Awareness, knowledge and beliefs about HPV, cervical cancer and HPV vaccines among nurses in Cameroon: an exploratory study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2013 Oct; 50(10):1399-406. PMID: 23395482.
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    18. Ayissi CA, Wamai RG, Oduwo GO, Perlman S, Welty E, Welty T, Manga S, Ogembo JG. Awareness, acceptability and uptake of human papilloma virus vaccine among Cameroonian school-attending female adolescents. J Community Health. 2012 Dec; 37(6):1127-35. PMID: 22426995.
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    19. Wamai RG, Ayissi CA, Oduwo GO, Perlman S, Welty E, Manga S, Ogembo JG. Assessing the effectiveness of a community-based sensitization strategy in creating awareness about HPV, cervical cancer and HPV vaccine among parents in North West Cameroon. J Community Health. 2012 Oct; 37(5):917-26. PMID: 22302651.
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    20. Ogembo JG, Milner DA, Mansfield KG, Rodig SJ, Murphy GF, Kutok JL, Pinkus GS, Fingeroth JD. SIRPa/CD172a and FHOD1 are unique markers of littoral cells, a recently evolved major cell population of red pulp of human spleen. J Immunol. 2012 May 1; 188(9):4496-505. PMID: 22490440.
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    21. Ogembo JG, Caoili BL, Shikata M, Chaeychomsri S, Kobayashi M, Ikeda M. Comparative genomic sequence analysis of novel Helicoverpa armigera nucleopolyhedrovirus (NPV) isolated from Kenya and three other previously sequenced Helicoverpa spp. NPVs. Virus Genes. 2009 Oct; 39(2):261-72. PMID: 19634008.
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    22. Ogembo, J.G., Chaeychomsri, S., Ikeda, M., Caoili, B.L., and Kobayashi, M. . Susceptibility of the cell line Hv-AM1 from Heliothis virescens to eight selected nucleopolyhedroviruses. J. Insect Biotechnol. Sericol. 2008; 77(3):141-150..
    23. Ogembo, J.G., Chaeychomsri, S., Caoili, B.L., Ikeda, M. and Kobayashi, M. J. Susceptibility of newly established cell lines from Helicoverpa armigera against homologous and heterologous nucleopolyhedroviruses. J. Insect Biotechnol. Sericol. 2008; 77(1):25-33.
    24. Ogembo, J.G., Chaeychomsri, S., Kamiya, K., Ishikawa, H., Katou, Y., Ikeda, M. and Kobayashi, M. Cloning and comparative characterization of nucleopolyhedrovirus isolated from African bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in different regions. J. Insect Biotechnol. Sericol. 2007; 76(1):39-49.
    25. Ogembo, J.G., Kunjeku, E.C. and Sithanantham, S. . A preliminary study on the pathogenicity of two isolates of nucleopolyhedroviruses infecting African bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. 2005; (25):218-222..
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