Anele Mbatha

Research Technologist

Anele joined CHIL as a Research Technologist in April 2022. She holds a BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences and BMedSci (Honours) in Medical Microbiology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Anele previously worked as a Research Technician at the HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) department at UKZN, where she was involved in multiple research projects aimed at characterizing the HIV reservoir in acute patients who initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) early. There she gained proficiency in several immunological techniques, such as biological specimen processing, Flow Cytometry, ELISA, ELISPOT, Luminex, Immunohistochemistry, Tissue culture and ddPCR, to name a few. Her work also extended to studying immune responses to SARS-Cov-2 in the context of HIV-1 coinfection. Anele has previous experience working with totally and extensively drug resistant strains of M. tuberculosis in a biosafety level 3 facility.

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