Testimonials from FLP Awardees

Muluneh Ademe Worku is an FLP awardee from Ethiopia from the Addis Ababa University. Muluneh’s PhD project is entitled “Mechanisms of Immune Suppression in Human Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV co-infection”. Muluneh chose the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas, USA under Peter C Melby for his PhD exchange project.

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Esemu Livo Forgu is an FLP awardee from Cameroon from the The Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaoundé I. Esemu PhD project is entitled “The effects of HIV-1 infection on microRNA important for the trans-placenta transfer of maternal antibodies”. Esemu chose the Cell Biology Laboratory, National Institute of Communicable Diseases in South Africa under Caroline Tiemessen for his PhD exchange project.

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Selassie Kumordjie is an FLP awardee from Ghana from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Selassie’s PhD project is entitled “Plasmodium falciparum genetic variations underlying acquisition of malaria infections among Ghanaian children”. Selassie chose Brown University in the USA under Jeff Bailey for her PhD exchange project.

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Ruth Kerubo Nyakundi is an FLP awardee from Kenya from the Institute of Primate Research. Ruth’s PhD project is entitled “Production of monoclonal antibodies to malaria antigens”. Ruth chose the DCase Western Reserve University, Center for Global Health and Diseases, USA under Christopher L. King for her PhD exchange project.

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Mohau Steven Makatsa is an FLP awardee from South Africa from the University of Cape Town. Mohau’s PhD project is entitled “Characterization of Mtb-specific Th22 cells”. Mohau chose Vaccine Research Center, NIAID/NIH, USA under Mario Roederer for his PhD exchange project.

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Lucy Mupfumi is an FLP awardee from Botswana from the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute/University of Botswana. Lucy’s PhD project is entitled “Active tuberculosis in patients on cART: Incidence, predictive factors and biomarkers”. Lucy chose the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative under Thomas Scriba for her PhD exchange project.

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Mohammed Daoudi is an FLP awardee from Morocco, Cadi Ayyad University, Semlalia Faculty of Science Marrakech. Mohammed’s project is entitled the “Prevalence and role of phlebovirus infection in natural population of sandflies in Morocco and its potential role in leishmania infection”. Mohammed chose Dr. Martin Olivier’s lab at the McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Canada.

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