Juan U. Rojo

Clinical Assistant Professor
Office: Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences, Kendall Hall, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Texas Tech University
  • B.S., Clinical Laboratory Sci./Medic, University of Texas

Courses Taught

  • BMS 501: Microbes in Human Disease
  • BMS 503: General Microbiology
  • BMS 504: General Microbiology Lab
  • BMS 720: Mycology Parasitology Virology
  • BMS 721: Mycology Parasit Virology Lab
  • BMS 750: Case Studies
  • BMS 751: Adv Clin Microbiology Intrnshp
  • BMS 761: Clin Microbiology Internship
  • BMS 790: Undergrad Teaching Experience

Selected Publications

Zhang, W., Molehin, A. J., Rojo, J. U., Sudduth, J., Ganapathy, P. K., Kim, E., . . . Siddiqui, A. A. (2018). Sm-p80-based schistosomiasis vaccine: double-blind preclinical trial in baboons demonstrates comprehensive prophylactic and parasite transmission-blocking efficacy. ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 1425(1), 38-51. doi:10.1111/nyas.13942

Molehin, A. J., Sennoune, S. R., Zhang, W., Rojo, J. U., Siddiqui, A. J., Herrera, K. A., . . . Siddiqui, A. A. (2017). Cross-species prophylactic efficacy of Sm-p80-based vaccine and intracellular localization of Sm-p80/Sm-p80 ortholog proteins during development in Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma japonicum, and Schistosoma haematobium . Parasitology Research, 116(11), 3175-3188. doi:10.1007/s00436-017-5634-4

Rojo, J. U., Melkus, M. W., Kottapalli, K. R., Okiya, O. E., Sudduth, J., Zhang, W., . . . Siddiqui, A. A. (2017). Sm-p80-based schistosomiasis vaccine mediated epistatic interactions identified potential immune signatures for vaccine efficacy in mice and baboons. PLOS ONE, 12(2), e0171677. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171677

Molehin, A. J., Rojo, J. U., Siddiqui, S. Z., Gray, S. A., Carter, D., & Siddiqui, A. A. (2016). Development of a schistosomiasis vaccine. Expert Review of Vaccines, 15(5), 619-627. doi:10.1586/14760584.2016.1131127

Zhang, W., Ahmad, G., Le, L., Rojo, J. U., Karmakar, S., Tillery, K. A., . . . Siddiqui, A. A. (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 a baboon. Parasitology Research, 113(6), 2239-2250. doi:10.1007/s00436-014-3879-8

Siddiqui, A. J., Molehin, A. J., Zhang, W., Ganapathy, P. K., Kim, E., Rojo, J. U., . . . Siddiqui, A. A. (n.d.). Sm-p80-based vaccine trial in baboons: efficacy when mimicking natural conditions of chronic disease, praziquantel therapy, immunization, and Schistosoma mansoni re-encounter. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1111/nyas.13866

Most Cited Publications