Jude Uzonna


Our August Immunologist of the month is Dr Jude Uzonna a Professor of Immunology at the Department of Immunology, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada. He is currently the Associate Dean (Research) at the Max Rady College of Medicine. His research focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate immunity to infectious diseases, particularly those caused by protozoan parasites. He is particularly interested in host and parasite factors that regulate induction, maintenance and loss of protective immunity, with a view to exploiting the information gained from these studies for the development of effective vaccines and vaccination strategies against these diseases. He is a member of Canadian Society for Immunology, American Association of Immunologist and the American Association of Microbiologists. He is a recipient of numerous academic and research awards, one of which is the Canadian Society for Immunology Senior Investigator Award.

When did you first become exposed to parasitology research? What discoveries have you and your research group made?

Progress on the fight against trypanosomiasis.

Your take on funding and scientific research in Africa, and the role of government.

Advice for future African Immunologists

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