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Nicholaus Peter Mnyambwa

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Dr. Nicholaus Peter Mnyambwa a Postdoc fellow, Tuberculosis Research Section (TRS) of the Laboratory of Clinical Immunology (LCIM), Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health (NIH), USA. The program is funded by NIH and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through a partnership with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). Dr. Nicholaus received his PhD in Health and Biomedical Sciences in 2019 from the Department of Global Health and Biosciences at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology. During his PhD candidacy, he served as a fellow (Mycobacterial infections) with the Afrique-ONE ASPIRE consortium; one of the prestigious DELTAs programmes in Africa. In 2018, he joined the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)-Muhimbili Centre, Tanzania, as a clinical research scientist. His research interests centred on molecular epidemiology and diagnosis of TB/MDR-TB, TB vaccines, and clinical trials. Dr. Nicholaus has been involved in TB research at the national and regional levels and has authored 13 articles published in international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Nicholaus seeks to strengthen existing partnerships and create new networks as he advances to become an independent leading scientist in Africa.