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 numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals. 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 playing ultimate frisbee, tennis, and photography.



Neoadjuvant therapy to improve resectability of advanced thyroid cancer: A real-world experience

Head & Neck, 2024
Russell MD, Gild ML, Wirth LJ, Robinson B, Karcioglu AS, Iwata AJ, Athni TS, Ahmed AHA, Randolph GW
DOI: 10.1002/hed.27735


Recovery of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Function With Neoadjuvant Treatment: Neural Characterization

The Laryngoscope, 2024
Russell MD, Ahmed AHA, Feng Z, Shonka DC, Karcioglu AS, Iwata AJ, Kyriazidis N, Siddiqui SH, Athni TS, Park JC, Wirth LJ, Zafereo ME, Randolph GW
DOI: 10.1002/lary.31304


Mapping the global neurosurgery workforce. Part 2: Trainee density

Journal of Neurosurgery, 2024
Gupta S, Gal ZT, Athni TS, Calderon C, Callison WE, Dada OE, Lie W, Qian C, Reddy R, Rolle M, Baticulon RE, Chaurasia B, dos Santos Rubio EJ, Esquenazi Y, Golby AJ, Pirzad AF, Park KB
DOI: 10.3171/2023.9.JNS231616


Mapping the global neurosurgery workforce. Part 1: Consultant neurosurgeon density

Journal of Neurosurgery, 2024
Gupta S, Gal ZT, Athni TS, Calderon C, Callison WE, Dada OE, Lie W, Qian C, Reddy R, Rolle M, Baticulon RE, Chaurasia B, dos Santos Rubio EJ, Esquenazi Y, Golby AJ, Pirzad AF, Park KB
DOI: 10.3171/2023.9.JNS231615


The Impact of Ambient and Wildfire Air Pollution on Rhinosinusitis and Olfactory Dysfunction

Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, 2023
Yu SE, Athni TS, Mitchell MB, Zhou X, Chiang S, Lee SE
DOI: 10.1007/s11882-023-01110-0


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

Climate and urbanization drive changes in the habitat suitability of Schistosoma mansoni competent snails in Brazil

bioRxiv, 2024
Glidden CK, Singleton AL, Chamberlin A, Tuan R, Palasio RGS, Caldeira RL, Monteiro AMV, Lwiza KM, Liu L, Silva V, Athni TS, Sokolow SH, Mordecai EA, De Leo GA
DOI: 10.1101/2024.01.03.574120v2.abstract


Re-assessing thermal response of schistosomiasis transmission risk: evidence for a higher thermal optimum than previously predicted

medRxiv, 2024
Aslan IH, Chamberlin AJ, Mitchell KR, Pourtois JD, Mari L, Lwiza KM, Wood CL, Mordecai EA, Tuan R, Palasio RG, Monteiro AMV, Kirk D, Athni TS, Sokolow SH, Gora EKN, Diakite NR, Ouattar M, Gatto M, Casagrandi R, Little DC, Ozretich RW, Normal R, Allan F, Brierley AS, Liu P, Pereira TA, De Leo GA
DOI: 10.1101/2024.01.04.24300851v1


Temperature dependence of mosquitoes: comparing mechanistic and machine learning approaches

bioRxiv, 2023
Athni TS, Childs ML, Glidden CK, Mordecai EA
DOI: 10.1101/2023.12.04.569955


Systematic Evaluation of Merkel Cell Carcinoma Clinical Practice Guidelines Using the AGREE II Instrument

Research Square, 2023
Lakshmipathy D, Fritz C, Harris J, Athni TS, Go B, Moreira A, Giordano C, Rajasekaran K
DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-3449232/v1


Species distribution modeling for disease ecology: a multi-scale case study for schistosomiasis host snails in Brazil

medRxiv, 2023
Singleton AL, Glidden CK, Chamberlin AJ, Tuan R, Palasio RGS, Pinter A, Caldeira RL, Mendonça CLF, Carvalho OS, Monteiro MV, Athni TS, Sokolow SH, Mordecai EA, De Leo GA
DOI: 10.1101/2023.07.10.23292488v1


Influence of temperature and precipitation on the effectiveness of water, sanitation, and handwashing interventions against childhood diarrheal disease in rural Bangladesh: a re-analysis of a randomized control trial

medRxiv, 2023
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


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

Climate change and disease ecology

Forthcoming in The Ecology of Infectious Diseases: Methods on Evolution, Biodiversity, and Environmental Interactions, 2024
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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