Collaborations

Stanford University

    Our lab takes advantage of the rich environment for infectious diseases and human immunology at Stanford, and Dr. Jagannathan is a member of both the Immunology Program and a faculty member in Microbiology and Immunology.

    His lab has ongoing collaborations with investigators in Microbiology and Immunology (Bali Pulendran, Taia Wang, Catherine Blish, Yueh-hsiu Chien, PJ Utz, David Schneider), the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection (Purvesh Khatri), the Department of Genetics (William Greenleaf), and Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine (Upi Singh, Julie Parsonnet, Jason Andrews).


Infectious Diseases Research
Collaboration, Uganda

    We maintain a longstanding collaboration with Ugandan colleagues including Professor Moses Kamya and Dr. Isaac Ssewanyana through the Infectious Diseases Research collaboration (IDRC).  

    IDRC is based in Kampala, Uganda and maintains active field sites across the country.  We have been working with IDRC to study the development of naturally acquired immunity to malaria in their field sites in Tororo and Busia, Uganda. We are also a collaborating member of the East African International Centers of Excellence in Malaria Research. 


The Team

Kenneth Musinguzi

    Kenneth Musinguzi is an immunology laboratory technician working with the infectious diseases research collaboration (IDRC). He is interested in understanding how immunity to malaria develops. He's been with IDRC for 6 years.

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Kenneth possesses a master's degree in biomedical laboratory sciences and management. He has tremendously contributed research efforts towards IDRC's projects which seek to understand the immunology of malaria infection in pregnant women and children below 5 years. Kenneth has so far co-authored 4 peer reviewed publications during his time in IDRC.

    Previously, Kenneth worked as an immunology laboratory technologist at Uganda Virus Research Institute where he gained expertise in the immunology of HIV/AIDS infection. His research efforts led to 3 peer reviewed papers.

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Stephen Tukwasibwe

Stephen’s background is in the field of biomedical sciences with extensive experience in Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Immunology and Biochemistry. Over the past 10 years, Stephen has been involved in both training and research.

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In September, 2017, Stephen was appointed as an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Medical Biochemistry, Makerere University College of Health Sciences where he is involved in conducting lectures and tutorials for both undergraduate and postgraduate students within the Department of Medical Biochemistry.

Stephen also contributes in the teaching of students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Cytotechnology in the Department of Pathology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Stephen has won several awards and fellowships including; the Junior Investigator Award at the MU-UCSF-LSHTM-IDRC Junior Investigators Research Symposium in January, 2014 for the high ranking MSc Research project which was published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases (PMID: 24446524). In August 2016, Stephen was awarded a highly competitive Wellcome trust PhD fellowship award through the Makerere University/Uganda Virus Research Institute infection and immunity research and training program to pursue a PhD fellowship in Immunology. The PhD fellowship has been successfully completed, and the thesis has been submitted for examination. Recently, Stephen was awarded a special project by the East African International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research (ICMER) program funded by the National Institutes of Health (Grant No. U19AI089674) to undertake a special project titled, “Role of antimalarial antibodies in functional modulation of natural killer cell response to malaria infection”. This special project is being carried out under the mentorship of Dr. Prasanna Jagannathan from Stanford University, USA and Prof. Philip Rosenthal from University of California, San Francisco, USA. Stephen has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed publications.

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Infectious Diseases Research
Collaboration, Uganda

    We maintain a longstanding collaboration with Ugandan colleagues including Professor Moses Kamya and Dr. Isaac Ssewanyana through the Infectious Diseases Research collaboration (IDRC).  

    IDRC is based in Kampala, Uganda and maintains active field sites across the country.  We have been working with IDRC to study the development of naturally acquired immunity to malaria in their field sites in Tororo and Busia, Uganda. We are also a collaborating member of the East African International Centers of Excellence in Malaria Research. 

 


University of California,
San Francisco

    We work closely with investigators at UCSF on a variety of projects related to malaria control and pathogenesis, including Drs. Grant Dorsey, Bryan Greenhouse, Isabel Rodriguez-Barrequer, Margaret Feeney, and Phil Rosenthal

 

 

 


Queensland Institute
of Medical Research, Berghoger

    We collaborate with Dr. Michelle Boyle at QIMR Berghofer to study immune responses to malaria leveraging novel controlled human malaria infection experimental models.

 

 


Manhiça Health Research Centre

    We have recently started a collaboration with Dr. Alfredo Mayor and Dr. Pedro Aide studying determinants of asymptomatic parasitemia in Mozambique.