Dr. Ndlovu will spend her fellowship year at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Durban under the mentorship of Emily Wong, MD and Thumbi Ndung’u, BVM, PhD. Her research will focus on characterizing the impact of HIV co-infection on inflammation and anti-Mtb antibody responses in early TB.
Dr. Ndlovu holds and PhD in Medical microbiology and is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Wong and Ndung'u Labs at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Af-rica. In her research career she aspires to combine basic science with social impact as she believes that translational research is the best approach to alleviating endemic diseases in her country such as HIV and TB. She is also passionate about engaging the community about scientific research and hopes to make that a significant part of her research career. In addi-tion to being an INSIGHT Fogarty fellow she is also a Falling Walls Foundation: Female Science Talents (Intensive Track) trainee.
Title: "Characterizing the impact of HIV co-infection on inflammation and anti-Mtb antibody responses in early TB"
Training site: Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI)
Mentors: Emily Wong MD; Thumbi Ndung'u BVM, PhD