Wednesday, 1 March, 2017 to Thursday, 28 February, 2019
SANTHE Post-doctoral Trainee, Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Singh's study focussed on understanding the role of Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILCs) in the gut during HIV infection. The gut barrier maintains separation between commensal bacteria and the host. HIV breaks down the ability of the gut to separate bacteria from entering the host.
Friday, 1 January, 2016 to Wednesday, 30 May, 2018
SANTHE Post-doctoral Trainee, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP), Kilifi, Kenya
Hassan worked with the HIV/STI studies group based at the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya with an interest in understanding HIV-host interactions and their contribution to disease pathogenesis.
Saturday, 1 October, 2016 to Saturday, 30 September, 2017
SANTHE Masters Trainee, Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group (RZHRG), Ndola, Zambia
Sichwale is currently a laboratory scientist working on a collaborative project focussing on Intravaginal Practices (IVP) and their impact on genital tract infections in Female Sex Workers (FSW) and Single Mothers (SM) in Ndola, Zambia.
Tuesday, 1 November, 2016 to Saturday, 1 July, 2017
SANTHE Masters Trainee, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP), Kilifi, Kenya
Worldwide, 27 million people are estimated to be problem drug users with almost half of them being injecting drug users (IDU). A total of 1.65 million IDU are living with HIV. In Kenya, IDU is increasing especially along the coast.
Monday, 1 February, 2016 to Tuesday, 31 January, 2017
SANTHE Intern, Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP), Gaborone, Botswana
Phinius's first project looked at HIV's attack and depletion of CD4 T cells, hence the basis for CD4 cell counts as markers for HIV/AIDS disease progression. Antiretroviral therapy has significantly reduced CD4 T cell recovery however not significantly normalising CD4/CD8 ratio.
Saturday, 1 October, 2016 to Friday, 9 December, 2016
SANTHE Intern, Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), Durban, South Africa
Smithers’ project looked at the persistence of pathogens and evasion of host immune responses. His work focussed on the various immunological techniques employed in studying immune responses to HIV infection.