Daniel Muli Muema completed his PhD training at Open University UK in collaboration with University of Liverpool and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP). Having previously described the defects of B cells in HIV-infected children during his PhD, Muema moved to Durban, South Africa’s Africa health Research Institute to investigate the causes and consequences of such B-cell defects. He is interested in HIV research because, "Firstly, I like the creation of new knowledge and secondly, I like being part of a solution, especially when it comes to the most pressing problems in our society. HIV is a major problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. I am lucky to be solving our health problems by engaging in the activity that I like most - creation of novel knowledge."
In the future, Muema plans to remain in academia. "I want to set up a research laboratory where I will generate knowledge to solve some of the most challenging problems in HIV and other infectious diseases in Africa."