Ph.D. in human genetics/bioinformatics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa
Doctor of veterinary medicine, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
MSc in Medical Microbiology, University of Addis Ababa, EthiopiaLanguages Spoken: Afan Oromo, Amharic
During his Ph.D., Delesa utilized genome-wide association studies, phylogenetics and post-GWAS analyses to identify traits associated with severe malaria. His current research interests include identifying Plasmodium falciparum membrane protein complexes associated with protective immunity in children using proteomics tools. He is also investigating human candidate gene polymorphisms that are associated with the risk of severe malaria in children.