Tamar Carter

Tamar Carter


Degree Institution: University of Florida

Tamar Carter is postdoctoral fellow interested in parasite and human host genetic diversity related to population health. She earned her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida, where she also worked as an undergraduate research assistant with the Florida Museum of Natural History. She continued her education at the University of Florida, earning her MPH (concentration in Epidemiology) and PhD in Genetics and Genomics. Her dissertation focused on malaria in Haiti, specifically antimalarial resistance variants in malaria parasite populations and related inherited red blood cell disorders in human host populations. While in graduate school, she completed internships with the UF Public Health Research Laboratory in Gressier, Haiti and with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Carter is now studying glucose-6- phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency variants and malaria parasite genetic diversity in Ethiopian populations.


  • Carter TE, Maloy H, Existe A, Memnon G, St. Victor Y, Okech BA, and Mulligan CJ. Genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum in Haiti: Insights from microsatellite markers. PLoS One. 2015: 10(10),e0140416.
  • Paluku, J. L., & Carter, T. E. (2015). Obstetric vesico-vaginal fistulae seen in the Northern Democratic Republic of Congo: a descriptive study. African Health Sciences, 15(4), 1104-1111.
  • Boncy PJ, Adrien P, Lemoine JF, Existe A, Henry PJ, Raccurt C, Brasseur P, Fenelon N, Dame JB, Okech BA, Kaljee L, Baxa D, Prieur E, El Badry MA, Tagliamonte MS,
  • Mulligan CJ, Carter TE, Beau de Rochars VM, Lutz C, Parke DM, Zervos MJ, 2015. Malaria elimination in Haiti by the year 2020: an achievable goal? Malar J 14: 237.
  • Carter TE, Boutler A, Existe A, Romain J, St. Victor Y, Okech BA, and Mulligan CJ. Artemisinin resistance- associated polymorphisms at the K13-propeller locus are absent in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Haiti. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 92.3. 2015: 552-554.
  • Carter TE, von Fricken M, Memnon G, Romain JR, Okech BA, Mulligan CJ. Detection of sickle cell hemoglobin in Haiti by genotyping and hemoglobin solubility tests. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014;91(2):406-411.
  • Carter TE, Maloy H, von Fricken M, St Victor Y, Romain JR, Okech BA, et al. Glucose-6- phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency A- variant in febrile patients in Haiti. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014;91:412-414.
  • Von Fricken ME, Weppelmann TA, Eaton WT, Alam MT, Carter TE, Schick L, et al. Prevalence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in the Ouest and Sud- Est departments of Haiti. Acta Trop. 2014;135:62-66.
  • Smith WA, Johnson KP, Oakeson KF, Reed DL, Carter T, Smith KL, et al. Phylogenetic analysis of symbionts in feather-feeding lice of the genus columbicola: Evidence for repeated symbiont replacements. BMC Evol. 2013;13(1):109.
  • Weppelmann TA, Carter TE, Chen Z, von Fricken ME, Memnon G, Victor YS, et al. Lack of Plasmodium vivax infections and high frequency of the erythroid silent Duffy antigen genotype in Haiti. Malaria J. 2013;12:30.
  • Carter TE, Warner M, Mulligan CJ, Existe A, Saint Victor JY, Memnon G, et al. Evaluation of dihydrofolate reductase and dihydropteroate synthetase genotypes that confer resistance to sulfadoxine- pyrimethamine in Plasmodium falciparum in Haiti.” Malaria J. 2012;11:275.
  • Allen JM, Miyamoto MM, Wu CHE, Carter TE, Ungvari-Martin J, Magrini K, et al. Primate DNA suggests long-term stability of an African rainforest. Ecol Evol. 2012; 2(11):2829-42.
  • Light JE, Allen JM, Long LM, Carter TE, Barrow L, Suren G, et al. Geographic distributions and origins of human head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) based on mitochondrial data. J Parasitol, 2008;94(6):1275-1281.

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