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Kawsar R. Talaat, MD

Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health
Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

624 N Broadway Rm 249
Baltimore , Maryland   21205



MD , 1997


My current research focuses on clinical trials of vaccines for potential pandemic influenza strains. At the Center for Immunization Research, we conduct phase I and II clinical trials of vaccine candidates for many diverse pathogens. As part of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan, we plan and execute phase I trials evaluating the safety and immunogenicity of a number of influenza vaccine candidates targeting strains with pandemic potential. Also, as I am trained in Infectious Diseases and parasitology, I retain an interest in tropical medicine and international health.

International Health, Vaccines, Avian Influenza, Pandemic Influenza, Parasitology

  • Talaat, K. R., Karron, R. A., Luke, C. J., Thumar, B., McMahon, B. A., Chen, G. L., Lamirande, E. W., Jin H., Coelingh, K. L., Kemble, G. and Subbarao, K. An open label Phase 1 trial of a live attenuated H6N1 influenza virus vaccine in healthy adults. Vaccine, 2011. In Press, Available online 4 March 2011.

  • Ramanathan, R., Talaat, K. R., Fedorko, D.P., Mahanty, S., and Nash, T.E. A species-specific approach to the use of non-antimony treatments for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011; 84(1):109-17.

  • Talaat, K. R., Greenberg, M. E., Lai, M. H., Hartel, G. F., Wichems, C. H., Rockman, S., Jeanfreau, R. J., Ghosh, M. R., Kabongo, M. L., Gittleson, C., and Karron, R. A., A single dose of unadjuvanted novel 2009 H1N1 vaccine is immunogenic and well tolerated in young and elderly adults. J Infectious Diseases 2010; 202(9): 1327-37.

  • Talaat, K. R., Rothman, J. A., Cohen, J. I., Santi, M., Rorke-Adams, L. B., Choi, J. K., Guzman, M., Zimmerman, R., Nallasamy, S., Brucker, A., Quezado, M., Pittaluga, S., Patronas, N. J., Klion, A. D. and Nichols, K. E. Lymphocytic vasculitis involving the central nervous system occurs in patients with X-linked lymphoproliferative disease in the absence of Epstein Barr virus infection. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2009; 53(6):1120-3.

  • Talaat, K. R., Karron, R. A., Callahan, K. A., Luke, C., DiLorenzo, S., Chen, G., Lamirande, E., Jin, H., Coelingh, K., Kemble, G., and Subbarao, K. A live attenuated H7N3 influenza virus vaccine is well-tolerated and immunogenic in healthy adults. Vaccine 2009; 27: 3744-3753.