Associate Scientist and MSc Student
Medical Research Council/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS and Makerere University, Uganda
TB, animal models, clinical trials
I am an associate scientist with MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit and also a MUII-Plus (Makerere University/ UVRI centre for Excellence in Infection and immunity Research and Training) Fast Track Masters Fellow, offering MSc Immunology and Clinical Microbiology at Makerere University. I have a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology, awarded in January 2014, Makerere University. Since 2014, I have worked as a laboratory technologist in the Immunomodulation and Vaccines programme, MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit. I have great interest in the study of tuberculosis, a disease which represents a major burden to health care in Africa. I am particularly interested in solving the problem of waning efficacy of anti-Tuberculosis vaccines and contributing to the discovery of an effective vaccine against tuberculosis.
Wajja A, Kizito D, Nassanga B, Nalwoga A, Kabagenyi J, Kimuda S, Galiwango R, Mutonyi G,Vermaak S, Satti I, Verweij J, Tukahebwa E, Cose S, Levin J, Kaleebu P, McShane H, Elliott AM. The effect of current Schistosoma mansoni infection on the immunogenicity of a candidate TB vaccine, MVA85A, in BCG-vaccinated adolescents: An open- label trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(5): e0005440. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005440