Eunice Nduati

SANTHE Consortium Steering Committee Member,
SANTHE Site Principal Investigator

KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) Kilifi, Kenya

Collaboration Interests
  • Capacity Building
  • Grant Application
  • HIV Immunology
  • Student Supervision
  • Technology Transfer

Eunice Nduati is a research scientist in the field of immunology, working at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya. Her research interests are in understanding host immune responses to infections common in Sub-Saharan Africa to inform vaccine development. Her work focuses on HIV, to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the generation of HIV-specific antibodies with relevant functions that may inform vaccine development. In addition, she wishes to understand if there are any environmental or genetic factors that may influence immune responses to vaccines within an African setting. As part of a collaborative programme with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), Nduati has established immunogenicity testing frameworks for HIV vaccine studies. Developing an effective HIV vaccine will be paramount in controlling the epidemic.

SANTHE is an Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) flagship programme funded by the Science for Africa Foundation through the DELTAS Africa programme; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Gilead Sciences Inc.; and the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard.