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 playing ultimate frisbee, tennis, hiking, and photography.

Research 

 

Not all mosquitoes are created equal: incriminating mosquitoes as vectors of arboviruses

Preprint at medRxiv, 2022
Kain MP, Skinner EB, Athni TS, Ramirez AL, Mordecai EA, Van den Hurk AF

 

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 change and disease ecology

Forthcoming in The Ecology of Infectious Diseases: Methods on Evolution, Biodiversity, and Environmental Interactions, 2022
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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