Tuelo Mogashoa graduated with Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Microbiology from University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 2005. She has always been passionate about research especially in HIV and TB. Before graduating she volunteered at Botswana Harvard HIV Reference Laboratory for a year and was eventually hired as a research assistant. Mogashoa has over 10 years’ laboratory experience where she worked in various clinical trials such as HPTN052, P1026s, A5282, A5279 to mention but a few. She is currently in the process of registering for an MPhil/PhD with the University of Botswana. Mogashoa is interested in learning more about how host directed therapies (HDT) could help in the fight against tuberculosis as well as studying more about genetic basis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance, which is very critical in the treatment of TB.