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Mark A. Travassos

Mark A. Travassos M.D., M.Sc.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Secondary Appointments: Medicine
Location: HSF-I, 480
Phone: (410) 706-8695
Fax: (410) 706-6205

Research Interests:

Dr. Travassos is a member of the CVD Malaria Group. His research focuses on malaria pathogenesis and epidemiology, with a particular focus on the contribution of parasite variant surface antigens to the development of clinical malaria.

Dr. Travassos's research also includes work in Ethiopia assessing vaccine coverage through the use of serosurveys.

Clinical Speciality:

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Tropical Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics


Coulibaly D, Rebaudet S, Travassos M, Tolo Y, Laurens M, Kone AK, Traore K, Guindo A, Diarra I, Niangaly A, Daou M, Dembele A, Sissoko M, Kouriba B, Dessay N, Gaudart J, Piarroux R, Thera MA, Plowe CV, Doumbo OK. Spatio-temporal analysis of malaria within a transmission season in Bandiagara, Mali. Malaria Journal (2013): 12:82. PMID:23452561

Travassos MA, Niangaly A, Bailey JA, Ouattara A, Coulibaly D, Laurens MB, Pablo J, Jasinskas A, Nakajima-Sasaki R, Berry AA, Takala-Harrison S, Kouriba B, Rowe JA, Lyke KE, Doumbo OK, Thera MA, Felgner PL, & Plowe CV. "Seroreactivity to the PfEMP1 intracellular domain in malaria-exposed children and adults". J Infect Dis: in press.