My research focuses on understanding the influence of our genetics and the environment on complex diseases by leveraging large scale population, healthcare and genomics data. The aims of my research are to be able to inform therapeutic, diagnostics development and provide important information for clinical decision making at population scale. I have a passion for facilitating global equity in scientific advances and access to health.
- Defining the genetic architecture of heart failure to generate insights into causal factors and molecular disease mechanisms as part of the HERMES Consortium.
- Assessing the transferibility of of Cardio-metabolic loci in ancestrally diverse populations.
- Strategic Advisor for Youth Combating NTDs
- Co-Founder of Health & Science for The Gambia
- Country Director for OXCAMP Africa
- Paradise TV Gambia “Conversation with Dr. Neneh Sallah - Showcasing Gambian women in science”
- The Fatu Network: “Stories From The Continent - Journey as an African Scientist”
- Africa Research Excellence Fund: ‘Why is Africa losing its next generation of scientists and health researchers”
- World Health Organisation Webinar - NTD world: “How can the youth advocate for and contribute to achieving targets envisaged in the 2030 NTD road map”
- Johnson&Johnson: “Champions of Science - Africa Storytelling Challenge”
- Sallah, N., Miley, W., Labo, N., … Barroso, I. (2020). Distinct genetic architectures and environmental factors associate with host response to the \gamma2-herpesvirus infections. Nature Communications, 11(1).
- Sallah, N., Palser, A. L., Watson, S. J., … Barroso, I. (2018). Genome-wide sequence analysis of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus shows diversification driven by recombination. Journal of Infectious Diseases.
- Sallah, N., Carstensen, T., Wakeham, K., … Newton, R. (2017). Whole-genome association study of antibody response to Epstein-Barr virus in an African population: a pilot. Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics.
- Kwambana, B. a, Ikumapayi, U. N., Sallah, N., … Antonio, M. (2014). High genotypic diversity among rotavirus strains infecting Gambian children. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33 Suppl 1(1), S69–75.
- Gehre, F., Antonio, M., Otu, J. K., … de Jong, B. C. (2013). Immunogenic Mycobacterium africanum strains associated with ongoing transmission in the Gambia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19(10), 1598–1604.
- Lindsay, Steven W. and Lindsay, Thomas C. and Duprez, Jessica and Hall, Martin J R and Kwambana, Brenda A. and Jawara, Musa and Nurudeen, Ikumapayi U. and Sallah, Neneh and Wyatt, Nigel and D’Alessandro, Umberto and Pinder, Margaret and Antonio, Martin. (2012). Chrysomya putoria, a Putative Vector of Diarrheal Diseases. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6(11).