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Mike Osta

Division of Cell & Molecular Biology
South Kensington Campus, SAF
London, SW72AZ


I was a research associate in the Kafatos/Christophides Lab at Imperial College, London.
I am now at the American University of Beirut. AUB

Research Interests

  • Identification of Anopheles gambiae genes involved in the melanization of P. berghei ookinetes and characterization of the genetic interactions within the melanization immune module.
  • The roles of C-type lectins, clip-domain serine proteases and their homologues in defence against Plasmodium and bacterial infections.


  • 2002, PhD in Biology-Health, Université Montpellier II, France
  • 1998, D.E.A in Biology-Health, Université Saint Joseph, Lebanon
  • 1997, MSc in Microbiology and Immunology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon


  1. Cohuet A, Osta MA, Morlais I, Awono-Ambene PH, Michel K, Simard F, Christophides GK, Fontenille D, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:17099691. PubMed HubMed [cohuet2006]
  2. Volz J, Müller HM, Zdanowicz A, Kafatos FC, and Osta MA. . pmid:16922859. PubMed HubMed [volz2006]
  3. Volz J, Osta MA, Kafatos FC, and Müller HM. . pmid:16188883. PubMed HubMed [volz2005]
  4. Osta MA, Christophides GK, Vlachou D, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:15201288. PubMed HubMed [osta2004a]
  5. Osta MA, Christophides GK, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:15044804. PubMed HubMed [osta2004b]
  6. Christophides GK, Zdobnov E, Barillas-Mury C, Birney E, Blandin S, Blass C, Brey PT, Collins FH, Danielli A, Dimopoulos G, Hetru C, Hoa NT, Hoffmann JA, Kanzok SM, Letunic I, Levashina EA, Loukeris TG, Lycett G, Meister S, Michel K, Moita LF, Müller HM, Osta MA, Paskewitz SM, Reichhart JM, Rzhetsky A, Troxler L, Vernick KD, Vlachou D, Volz J, von Mering C, Xu J, Zheng L, Bork P, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:12364793. PubMed HubMed [christophides2002]
  7. Osta M, Gannoun-Zaki L, Bonnefoy S, Roy C, and Vial HJ. . pmid:11985865. PubMed HubMed [osta2002]
  8. Chamat S, Walsh EE, Anderson D, Osta M, Awaraji C, Pan LZ, Ochi J, Shuey S, and Brams P. . pmid:10395839. PubMed HubMed [chamat1999]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed
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