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Associate Members

Associate membership to the IDM is for up-and-coming researchers fully committed to conducting their research in the IDM, who fulfil certain criteria, for 3-year terms, which are renewable.


Associate member Area of expertise Affiliation
Emile Chimusa  Medical population genomics, Genetics Epidemiology, Computational risk predication, medical OMICS machine learning Medical Population Genetics and Genetics Epidemiology Group, Division of Human Genetics, Department of Pathology
Anna Coussens TB host-directed therapies Wellcome Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) & Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology
Felix Dube Microbiome of respiratory and skin infections, genotype-phenotype Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Reto Guler  Immunology of African diseases ICGEB & Immunology, Department of Pathology
Claire Hoving Host immune responses to disease; HIV-related fungal infections Immunology, Department of Pathology
Lindi Masson Female genital tract inflammation, metaproteomics, microbiome, sexually transmitted infections including HIV Medical Virology, Department of Pathology
Keren Middelkoop TB, HIV, HIV-TB co-infection Department of Medicine
Suraj Parihar TB, Host-directed therapeutic targets, Macrophage-Mtb interactions, gene-knockout mouse models Wellcome Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) & Department of Pathology
Joseph Raimondo Neurophysiology, epilepsy, synaptic transmission, plasticity, neurocysticercosis,
patch-clamp electrophysiology, optical imaging, neuronal biophysics
Physiology, Department of Human Biology
Catherine Riou T cell immunology, Infectious Diseases, HIV/TB co-infection Medical Virology, Department of Pathology
Muki Shey

Immunology, infectious disease, clinical research

Wellcome Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) & Department of Medicine

Sean Wasserman TB therapeutics  Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital & Wellcome Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa)