Previous Trainees

  • Position Dates: 
    Sunday, 1 May, 2016 to Monday, 31 October, 2016
    Position: 
    SANTHE Intern, Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI)

    Project: Cell based amplification of low Viral loads to elucidate viral reservoirs in the CNS using an engineered cell line - Pillay and her team were interested in understanding HIV in the central nervous system.

  • Position Dates: 
    Saturday, 1 October, 2016 to Friday, 9 December, 2016
    Position: 
    Intern

    Project: Mapping immune responses in a cohort of viremic controllers in Hiv-1 subtype c infection - Smithers’ project looks at the persistence of pathogens and evasion of host immune responses.

  • Position Dates: 
    Monday, 1 February, 2016 to Tuesday, 31 January, 2017
    Position: 
    Intern

    1. CD4, CD8 and CD4/CD8 T-Cells Dynamics in HIV-1C Infected Patients on Truvada Based cART in Botswana
     
    Prisca K Thami, Bonolo B Phinius, Sikhulile Moyo, Rosemary Musonda, Joseph Makhema, Vlad Novitsky,  Max Essex, Richard Marlink, Simani Gaseitsiwe
     

  • Position Dates: 
    Monday, 1 February, 2016 to Tuesday, 31 January, 2017
    Position: 
    Intern

    Moraka's study constituted a retrospective cohort study of HIV-exposed uninfected infants and their mothers which involved evaluating the effects of HIV/CMV exposure on infant adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes.

  • Position Dates: 
    Friday, 1 April, 2016 to Friday, 31 March, 2017
    Position: 
    SANTHE Masters Trainee, Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), Durban, South Africa

    The aim of Shumba’s project was to use fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) to isolate antibiotic survivors in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

  • Position Dates: 
    Tuesday, 1 November, 2016 to Saturday, 1 July, 2017
    Position: 
    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.