Dr Jeffery Dorfman is a senior scientist and the lead immunologist at the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit (RMPRU) based at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto, South Africa. He is working to identify and implement new avenues of immunology research and is also involved in supervising the laboratory work for penumococcal conjugate vaccine trials.
Dr Dorfman was the Group Leader at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Immunology at the University of Cape Town until 2017. Dr Dorfman’s lab studied neutralising antibodies to HIV and early HIV phylogeny.
Dr Dorfman also studied B cell memory to P. falciparum malaria at the Wellcome Trust Research Unit in Kilifi, Kenya. He spoke to Immunopaedia about the how the immune system responds to a malaria infection.
Jeffery Dorfman, ICGEB/UCT – Immune Mechanisms of Fighting a Malaria Infection