Scientist awarded EDCTP senior fellowship

1 March 2019

We congratulate Dr Desh Archary, a scientist in the mucosal immunology laboratory at CAPRISA, who was  awarded a 5-year Senior Fellowship Grant for €500,000 through the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).Archary received the grant for her study entitled: PrEP- Underlying Mucosal immunity Before & After (PUMBA). The study aims to elucidate the effects of PrEP on immunity in at risk populations for HIV acquisition.  

Archary said the findings of this study “will likely inform on circulating and genital tract immunity for future combination HIV prevention strategies using both HIV vaccines and PrEP.”  As part of this fellowship, Dr Archary will support a number of postgraduate students.