Research project: Analysis of erythrocyte adherence in blood stream forms and the swimming behavior of African trypanosomes in the tsetse fly vector
Dianah is a DRIP PhD Scholar supervised by Dr Daniel Masiga (icipe) and Prof. Dr. Markus Engstler (Julius Maximilian-Universität Würzburg, Germany). Dianah’s research interests include neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), infection, diagnostics and immunology. She is currently researching the erythrocyte adherence of blood steam forms and the swimming behaviors of several African trypanosome species inside the tsetse fly vector. The research is to better understand the mechanisms of trypanosome survival in tsetse and mammalian host. Dianah is registered for a PhD at Julius Maximilian-Universität Würzburg and supported by a scholarship from DFG.
Dianah holds a BSc in Biomedical Laboratory Technology and a MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Makerere University, Uganda.