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Dr. Bartholomew Ondigo

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Grantee Title

Research area: malaria

Grantee Description

Home institution: Egerton University, Kenya
Host institution: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Dr. Ondigo will spend his fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)  under the mentorship of Michal Fried, PhD. His research will focus on T-cell immune responses and their functional roles in the pathophysiology of placental malaria and acquired immunity to placental parasites.

Dr. Ondigo is a Kenyan fellow with growing expertise in the immunology of infectious parasitic diseases and global health. He completed his PhD training in Immunology from Maseno University, Kenya in 2013. In 2012 he was a recipient of a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship to study human immunity to malaria. To pursue his interests in parasitic diseases, he began his post-doctoral studies focusing on  immunology of schistosomiasis at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in 2014. 

Dr. Ondigo is highly enthusiastic about biomedical research and has been active in research projects that involve epidemiological investigation and basic research. He has published five first author articles in peer-reviewed journals. Outside of his current position as a researcher he teaches at Egerton University in
The Department Of  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Ondigo’s long-term goal is to be an independent investigator and be part of team in translational research in infectious diseases. This will enable him to integrate his previous training and international experience to establish an infectious disease 
Research program focused on tropical parasitic diseases. Dr. Ondigo hopes to become a successful
Researcher and leader in the field of global health.