Jacent Nassuuna

Jacent Nassuuna

Laboratory Manager

MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit, Uganda

Tel: +256701487690

Email: Jacent.Nassuuna@mrcuganda.org





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I am a Senior Laboratory Technologist with MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit and also a laboratory manager for the Immunomodulation and Vaccine Programme laboratories under Prof. Alison Elliott. I have a Masters of Science degree in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology from Makerere University and a Bachelors degree from Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Since 2016, I have worked as a Senior Laboratory Technologist in the programme and in 2017, I was promoted to the position of laboratory manager but still retained my role as senior technologist giving me the opportunity to still participate on different projects. I have great interest in the study of tuberculosis, especially its progress and effect on the immune system in the presence of non communicable diseases such as diabetes which are both on the rise in the African population.


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Key Publications:

G. Nkurunungi1,2| J. Kabagenyi1| M. Nampijja1| R. E. Sanya1,3| B. Walusimbi1|J. Nassuuna1| E. L. Webb4| A. M. Elliott1,2| for the LaVIISWA study team Schistosoma mansoni- specific immune responses and allergy in Uganda.

Gyaviira Nkurunungi1,2 | Lawrence Lubyayi1,3 | Serge A. Versteeg4 | Richard E. Sanya1,5 | Jacent Nassuuna1,2 | Joyce Kabagenyi1,2 | Prossy N. Kabuubi1,2 | Josephine Tumusiime1,2 | Christopher Zziwa1,2 | Robert Kizindo1,2 | Emmanuel Niwagaba1,2 | Carol Nanyunja1,2 | Margaret Nampijja1,2 | Harriet Mpairwe1,2 | Maria Yazdanbakhsh6 | Ronald van Ree4 | Emily L. Webb7 | Alison M. Elliott1,2 Do helminth infections underpin urban‐rural differences in risk factors for allergy‐related outcomes?

Gyaviira Nkurunungi1,2, Angela van Diepen3, Jacent Nassuuna1, Richard E. sanya1,4, Margaret Nampijja1, Irene Nambuya1, Joyce Kabagenyi1, Sonia serna5, Niels-Christian Reichardt5,6, Ronald van Ree7, Emily L. Webb8, Alison M. elliott 1,2, Maria Yazdanbakhsh3 & Cornelis H. Hokke 3 Microarray assessment of N-glycan-specific IgE and IgG profiles associated with Schistosoma mansoni infection in rural and urban Uganda

Jan Pieter Koopman1, Moses Egesa2, Anne Wajja3, Moses Adriko4, Jacent Nassuuna3, Gyaviira Nkurunungi3, Emmanuella Driciru3, Gijsbert van Willigen5, Stephen Cose3,6, Maria Yazdanbakhsh1, Pontiano Kaleebu3, Narcis Kabatereine4, Edridah Tukahebwa4, Meta Roestenberg1*, Risk assessment for the implementation of controlled human Schistosoma mansoni infection trials in Uganda

Angela Nalwoga 1,2*, Emily L.Webb2, Belinda Chihota2, Wendell Miley3, Bridgious Walisimbi1, Jacent Nassuuna 1, Richard E. Sanya1,4, Gyaviira Nkurunungi 1,2, NazzaenaLabol3, Alison M. Elliott1,2, Stephen Cose 1,2, Denise Whitby3, Robert Newton1,5, Kaposi’s sarcoma- associated herpes virus sero positivity is associated with parasite infections in Ugandan fishing communities on Lake Victoria islands