Tejas S. Athni

Harvard Medical School

Meet Tejas

Tejas Athni is an MD-PhD candidate at Harvard Medical School. Originally from Macon, Georgia, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 2022 with an MS in Epidemiology & Clinical Research, BA in Political Science, and BS in Biology, with honors and distinction.

Tejas has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Ecology Letters and Developmental Cell. He is a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship, the Coca-Cola Scholarship, the Neuroscience Research Prize from the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Statistical Association Award from the International Science & Engineering Fair. He has presented his research at public speaking venues such as TEDxPeachtree.

Previously, Tejas was a member of the Mordecai Lab (Stanford University), the Benjamin-Chung Lab (Stanford School of Medicine), the Rohatgi Lab (Stanford School of Medicine), and the Joshee Lab (Fort Valley State University).

In his free time, Tejas enjoys running, playing ultimate frisbee, tennis, and photography.



Not just snot: local inflammatory profiles in patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease differ from patients with aspirin-tolerant chronic rhinosinusitis

International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, 2023
Chiang S, Yu SE, Athni TS, Bergmark RW, Maxfield AZ, Roditi RE, Buchheit KM, Lundberg M, Mitchell MB, Lee SE
DOI: 10.1002/alr.2321638


Endoscopic endonasal transclival approach for a ventral brainstem epidermoid cyst: illustrative case

Journal of Neurosurgery: Case Lessons, 2023
Hauser BM, Gupta S, Athni TS, Segar DJ, Uppaluri R, Arnaout O
DOI: 10.3171/CASE22538


Hypogammaglobulinemia, late-onset neutropenia, and infections following rituximab

Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 2023
Athni TS, Barmettler S
DOI: 10.1016/j.anai.2023.01.018


Not all mosquitoes are created equal: A synthesis of vector competence experiments reinforces virus associations of Australian mosquitoes

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2022
Kain MP, Skinner EB, Athni TS, Ramirez AL, Mordecai EA, Van den Hurk AF
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010768


A Review of the Ring Trial Design for Evaluating Ring Interventions for Infectious Diseases

Epidemiologic Reviews, 2022
Butzin-Dozier Z, Athni TS, Benjamin-Chung J
DOI: 10.1093/epirev/mxac003


Global Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Annual Review of Resource Economics, 2022
Nova N, Athni TS, Childs ML, Mandle L, Mordecai EA
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-resource-111820-024214


The influence of vector-borne disease on human history: socio-ecological mechanisms

Ecology Letters, 2021
Athni TS, Shocket MS, Couper LI, Nova N, Caldwell IR, Caldwell JM, Childress JN, Childs ML, De Leo GA, Kirk DG, MacDonald AJ, Olivarius K, Pickel DG, Roberts SO, Winokur OC, Young HS, Cheng J, Grant EA, Kurzner PM, Kyaw S, Lin BJ, Lopez RC, Massihpour DS, Olsen EC, Roache M, Ruiz A, Schultz EA, Shafat M, Spencer RL, Bharti N, Mordecai EA
DOI: 10.1111/ele.13675


A Membrane-Tethered Ubiquitination Pathway Regulates Hedgehog Signaling and Heart Development

Developmental Cell, 2020
Kong JH, Young CB, Pusapati GV, Patel CB, Ho S, Krishnan A, Lin JH, Devine W, de Bellaing AM, Athni TS, Aravind L, Gunn TM, Lo CW, Rohatgi R
DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2020.08.012

School-located influenza vaccination and community-wide indirect effects: reconciling mathematical models to epidemiologic models

medRxiv, 2022
Arinaminpathy N, Reed C, Biggerstaff M, Nguyen AT, Athni TS, Arnold BF, Hubbard AE, Colford JM, Reingold A, Benjamin-Chung J
DOI: 10.1101/2022.10.08.22280870


Influence of climatic and environmental risk factors on child diarrhea and enteropathogen infection and predictions under climate change in rural Bangladesh

medRxiv, 2022
Grembi JA, Nguyen AT, Riviere M, Heitmann GB, Patil A, Athni TS, Djajadi S, Ercumen A, Lin A, Crider Y, Mertens A, Colford JM, Arnold BF, Karim MA, Islam MO, Miah R, Famida SL, Hossen MS, Mutsuddi P, Ali S, Rahman MZ, Hussain Z, Shoab AK, Haque R, Rahman M, Unicomb L, Luby SP, Bennett A, Benjamin-Chung J
DOI: 10.1101/2022.09.26.22280367


Influence of climate and environment on the efficacy of water, sanitation, and handwashing interventions on diarrheal disease in rural Bangladesh: a re-analysis of a randomized control trial

medRxiv, 2022
Nguyen AT, Grembi JA, Riviere M, Heitmann GB, Hutson WD, Athni TS, Patil A, Ercumen A, Lin A, Crider Y, Mertens A, Unicomb L, Rahman M, Colford JM, Luby SP, Arnold BF, Benjamin-Chung J
DOI: 10.1101/2022.09.25.22280229

Climate change and disease ecology

Forthcoming in The Ecology of Infectious Diseases: Methods on Evolution, Biodiversity, and Environmental Interactions, 2023
Kirk DG*, Skinner EB*, Shocket MS, Couper LI, Nova N, Athni TS, Pourtois JD, Farner JE, Childs ML, Nyathi S, Mordecai EA


The Evolution of Modern Medicine: Garden to Pill Box

Medicinal Plants: From Farm to Pharmacy, 2019
Athni TS, Athni SS
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-31269-5_1

Reproductive Biology of a Threatened Medicinal Herb Scutellaria ocmulgee Small from Georgia

In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Animal, 2018
Vaidya BN, Athni T, Shreepathi V, Joshee N
DOI: 10.1007/s11626-018-0251-9


Inhibiting the Proliferation of Patient-Derived Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Cells and U-87 MG Cell Line Using Leaf Extract of Bacopa monnieri

Neurotherapeutics, 2017
Athni T
, Vaidya BN, Joshee N, Parajuli P

DOI: 10.1007/s13311-017-0543-x

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