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Blizard Institute, London UK

I am a Kenyan post-doctoral researcher at the Blizard Institute working on the immunology of advanced HIV infection, looking at mechanisms underlying enhanced infection prophylaxis for advanced HIV in Africa. Prior to this, I worked at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya and at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust’s research programme in Kilifi, Kenya. I have a keen interest in vaccine/interventional research with a focus on understanding the immunobiology of infectious diseases of animals and humans, their causative agents and vectors with an emphasis on informing the design of better vaccines and interventions. I am also particularly interested in improving scientific engagement and capacity building in Africa.