Exnevia Gomo

SANTHE Consortium Steering Committee Member

Collaborative Clinical Research Centre (CCRC), Harare, Zimbabwe

Collaboration Interests
  • COVID-19 immunology
  • Herbal medicine
  • Immunoepidemiology
  • Immunology of TB infection
  • Schistosomiasis

Exnevia Gomo is an Associate Professor in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences (FMHS), at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) where he co-ordinates the Immunology module of the Honours in Medical Laboratory Science degree course. He is also the Director of the Research Support Centre of the FMHS. His research interests are immunology of infectious diseases including HIV, COVID-19 and parasitic infections. Understanding the immunopathogenesis, immunogenetics and immunonutrition of infectious diseases provide targets and opportunities for the development of immunologically based interventions such as vaccines and immunotherapies. In addition, Gomo is also involved in herbal medicine research, focusing mostly at preclinical evaluation using laboratory models of diseases (diabetes, wounds, pain, etc). This work aims to identify and develop alternative treatments that are more affordable and accessible.

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.