University of Buea, CRESAR
I am an early career scientist currently enrolled on a PhD programme in Microbiology at the University of Buea, Cameroon.
I have good knowledge and experience of medical laboratory sciences, as I am initially a Medical Laboratory scientist with previous jobs in hospital settings. I also have experience in fungal diagnosis and in particular in assay evaluation. For my Masters, I received a small grant from the MRC UK, to work on the diagnosis of histoplasmosis and the work has been published recently under the title “Screening for acute disseminated histoplasmosis in HIV disease using urinary antigen detection enzyme immunoassay: A pilot study in Cameroon” in the Journal of Microbiological Methods.
I am also the first author of a review article entitled “Histoplasmosis overlapping with HIV and tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and research priorities” in Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Diseases. Last year, I received another small grant from the Fungal Infection Trust to work on a rapid diagnostic assay for histoplasmosis.