Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch
Cape Town HVTN Immunology Laboratory
2005-2007 University of Cape Town B.S. (Biochemistry and Microbiology)
2008 University of Cape Town B.S. Honours (Microbiology)
2011-2014 University of Cape Town, South African TB Vaccine Initiative Ph.D. in Clinical Sciences and Immunology
At CHIL, One has local oversight for quality control of Good Clinical Lab Practice (GCLP)-compliant assays and is studying cellular immune responses to HIV vaccines. One is involved in the optimization and running of assays in support of HVTN trials. One is also involved in the training of staff at CHIL, and oversees a staff compliment of 6 technologist and one data coordinator. One is interested in understanding the role of vaccine induced memory T-cells, and which memory T cell subsets should a vaccine aim to induce for protection against HIV.
One’s research will involve thorough interrogation of the phenotype and transcriptional profile of vaccine induced T cells in order to better understand these T cell responses.