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Pax Jessey Masimba

Country (Nationality)


Grantee Title

Research Topic: Assessment of the bioactivity of roots and leaves of Carissa spinarum extracts from two geographic locations in two seasons in Tanzania against some pathogenic bacteria and fungi.

Grantee Description

Fellowship Category: Post-PhD 

Nationality: Tanzanian  

Home Institution: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania             

Mentor at Home Institution: Dr Ester Innocent

Host Institution: University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  

Supervisor at Host Institution: Dr Rose Masalu  

CVF Masimba’s research seeks to establish whether leaves can be an alternative plant part that can be harvested for medicinal purpose at a specific season and thereby help in conservation of this plant. In addition, he will find out which geographical region is optimal for propagation of Carissa spinarum for medicinal purposes. I expect to meet and share issues related to climate change with experts in this field and form research networks and collaborations.