Dr. Jacqueline Kyosiimire-Lugemwa, PhD
Jacqueline completed her PhD in Clinical Investigative Science - Immunology with Imperial College, London in 2012. The title of her thesis was, “Immunologic, Virologic and Genetic Studies of HIV-1 infected Long-term Non-progressors (LTNP) in Uganda”. The main objective of this study was to examine and define immune correlates of protection against disease progression mediated by HIV-1-specific CD8+ and CD4+ T-cells. All this work was undertaken at the MRCU and IAVI labs in Entebbe.
After her PhD, she continued working in the HIV field. She is a co-investigator on the Cotrimoxazole Immunology study (investigating microbial translocation and immune activation).
In Jan 2015, she won an IAVI Investigator Initiated Research award to undertake a research project on “Effect of pre-existing immune status and endemic infections on Hepatitis B vaccine mediated immune responses among HIV negative adult Ugandans” for which she is a co-Principal investigator.