Juan Rojo, Ph.D., MLS (ASCP)

Juan Rojo, Ph.D., MLS (ASCP)

Clinical Assistant Professor

Educational Background:

Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences – Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2017
B.S., Clinical Laboratory Science – Magna cum laude, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2012

General Area of Interest and/or Specialist:

Clinical microbiology, medical parasitology, and neglected tropical diseases

Courses taught:

  • Microbes in human disease (BMS 501)
  • Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology (BMS 720)
  • Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology Laboratory (BMS 721)
  • Case Studies – Microbiology section (BMS 750)


Neglected tropical diseases student engagement essay honorable mention “Using social media to raise awareness of NTDs” Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, 2015.
Outstanding Academic Achievement with Honorary mention from UTEP’s President Diana Natalicio, 2012.
Face of UTEP for Clinical Laboratory Science, 2012.
Distinguished Academic Achievement in Clinical Chemistry, 2012.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program, 2011.


Molehin AJ, Sennoune SR, Zhang W, Rojo JU, Siddiqui AJ, Herrera KA, Johnson L, Sudduth J, May J, Siddiqui AA. Cross species prophylactic efficacy of Sm-p80-based vaccine and intracellular localization of Sm-p80/Sm-p80 ortholog proteins during development in Schistosoma mansoni, S. japonicum, and S. haematobium. Manuscript submitted.

Rojo JU, Melkus MW, Kottapalli KR, Okiya OE, Sudduth J, Zhang W, Molehin AJ, Carter D, Siddiqui AA. (February 13, 2017) Sm-p80-based schistosomiasis vaccine mediated epistatic interactions in mice and baboons. PLOSOne.

Molehin AJ, Rojo JU, Siddiqui SZ, Gray SA, Carter D, Siddiqui AA. (January 13, 2016) Development of a schistosomiasis vaccine. Expert Review of Vaccines.

Zhang W, Ahmad G, Le L, Rojo JU, Karmakar S, Tillery KA, Torben W, Damian RT, Wolf RF, White GL, Carey DW, Carter D, Reed SG, Siddiqui AA. (April 12, 2014) Longevity of Sm-p80- specific antibody responses following vaccination with Sm-p80 vaccine in mice and baboons and transplacental transfer of Sm-p80-specific antibodies in baboon. Parasitology Research.

Professional organizations:

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH)


Juan Rojo - MLS
Kendall Hall, Room 218
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-0608