Department of Biological Sciences
Science Building, Room 338C
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7537
Postdoctoral Training: Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Ph.D. University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
B.Sc., M.Sc. and M.Phil. University of Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Human Physiology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Parasitology & Immunology
Assessment of anti-parasitic activity of plant extracts (Collaborators: Dr. Gil Belofsky, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA; Dr. Michael Cappello, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT)
Cellular immune responses to hookworm infection (Collaborator: Dr. Michael Cappello, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT)
Immunological and entomological studies of Leishmania and Leishmania/HIV co-infection in endemic foci of human cutaneous leishmaniasis (Collaborators: Dr. Esther von Stebut, University of Mainz, Germany; Dr. Marcus Maurer, University Charite-Berlin, Germany; Dr. Albert Legrand Same-Ekobo, University of Douala, Cameroon; Dr. Omer Bébé Ngouateu, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon; Dr. Michael Faulde, Zentrales Institut des Sanitätsdienstes der Bundeswehr, Koblenz, Germany).
Nation SC, Dondji B, Stryker GA. 2012. Previous exposure to a low infectious dose of Leishmania major exacerbates infection with Leishmania infantum in the susceptible BALB/c mouse. Parasitology Research, 111(3):1407-1415.
Ngouateu OB, Kollo P, Ravel C, Dereure J, Kamtchouing P, Same-Ekobo A, von Stebut E, Maurer M, Dondji B. 2012. Clinical features and epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis and Leishmania major/HIV co-infection in Cameroon: Results of a large cross-sectional study. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 106, 137-142.
Richardson DJ, Richardson KR, Richardson KE, Gross J, Tsekeng P, Dondji B & Foulefack S. 2011. Malaria, Intestinal Parasitic Infection, Anemia, and Malnourishment in Rural Cameroonian Villages with an Assessment of Early Interventions. Journal of Arkansas Academy of Science. 65, 72-97
Richardson DJ, Richardson KR, Callahan KD, Gross J, Tsekeng P, Dondji B & Richardson KE. 2011. Geohelminth Infection in Rural Cameroonian Villages. Comparative Parasitology. 78,161-179.
Richardson DJ, Callahan KD, Tsekeng P, Dondji B & Richardson KE. 2011. Prevalence of waterborne Protozoan Parasites in Two Rural Villages in the West Province of Cameroon. Comparative Parasitology, 78,180-184
Dondji B, Sun T, Bungiro RD, Vermeire J, Harrison LM, Bifulco C & Cappello M. 2010. CD4+ T cells mediate mucosal and systemic immune responses to experimental hookworm infection. Parasite Immunology, 32, 406-413.
Deak E, Cho KW, Goldsmith-Pestana K, Dondji B, Lambris JD & McMahon-Pratt D. 2010. Murine visceral leishmaniasis: IgM and polyclonal B-cell activation lead to disease exacerbation. European Journal of Immunology, 40, 1-14.
Ngouateu OB, von Stebut E, Maurer M, Same-Ekobo A, Kamtchouing P, Dondji B. 2009. Epidemiological investigations on cutaneous leishmaniasis and Leishmania/HIV co-infection in the Mokolo focus, Far North Province, Cameroon. 36. Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologische Forschung, 5.-7. März 2009, Heidelberg. Experimental Dermatology. 18: 302
Maurer M, Dondji B & von Stebut E. 2009. What determines the success or failure of intracellular cutaneous parasites? Lessons learned from leishmaniasis. Medical Microbiology and Immunology. 198, 137-146.
Dondji B, Bungiro RD, McMahon-Pratt D & Cappello, M. 2008. A role of nitric oxide in hookworm associated immune suppression. Infection and Immunity, 76, 2560-2567
Dondji B, Deak E, Goldsmith-Pestana K, Perez-Jimenez E, Esteban M, Miyake S, Takashi Y & McMahon-Pratt D. 2008. Intradermal NKT cell activation during DNA priming in heterologous prime-boost vaccination enhances T cell responses and protection against Leishmania. European Journal of Immunology, 38, 706-719.
Dondji B, Perez-Jimenez E, Goldsmith-Pestana K, Esteban M & McMahon-Pratt D. 2005. Heterologous Prime-Boost vaccination using LACK antigen protects against murine visceral leishmaniasis. Infection and Immunity, 73 (8), 5286-5289.
Dondji B, Duchon S, Diabate A, Herve JP, Corbel V, Hougard J-P, Santus R & Schrevel J.2005. Assessment of laboratory and field assays of sunlight-induced killing of mosquito larvae by photosensitizers. Journal of Medical Entomology, 42 (4), 652-656.
Carvalho LP, Soto M, Jeronimo S, Dondji B, Bacellar O, Luz V, Orge Orge G, Alonso C, Jesus AR & Carvalho EM. 2003. Characterization of the immune response to Leishmania infantum recombinant antigens. Microbes and Infection, 5, 7-12.
Dondji B, Dereure J, Poste B, Same-Ekobo A & Dedet JP. 2001. Visceral leihmaniasis in Cameroon. Seroepidemiological survey in Kousseri area, Northern Cameroon. Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique, 94 (5), 418-420.
Dondji B. 2001. Leishmaniasis and Phlebotomines sandflies of Cameroon: A review. Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique, 94 (3), 227-229.
Dondji B, Duhlinska DD & Same-Ekobo A. 2000. Species composition of the phlebotomine sandfly fauna (Diptera: Phlebotominae) in Mokolo region, northern Cameroon. Insect Sciences and its Application, 20 (3), 221-226.
Dondji B, Dereure J, Pratlong F, Duhlinska DD, Same-Ekobo A & Dedet JP. 1998. Characterization of Leishmania major causing cutaneous leishmaniasis in northern Cameroon. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92, 677-678.
Natural Science Seminar FRIDAY Nov. 7th "From Snakes in Washington to Lizards in Mexico: A 20-Small Mammals, Big Road Studying And Enabling Biodiversity Along I-90 In The Snoqualmie Pass Area
Please join the Museum of Culture and Environment for a talk by Dr. Kris Ernest, Dept of BiologicalFirst-Nations Genetic Research Surveys Grizzly Bears
Dr. Gerald Scoville, who teaches BIOL 452 Ornithology at Central, recently co-published an article o