PhD Fellow scoops best oral presentation award

1 October 2020

CAPRISA PhD fellow, Andile Mtshali, scooped the best oral award at the University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences for her presentation titled “Temporal changes in vaginal microbiota and cytokines in women treated for bacterial vaginosis”. She found that metronidazole for the treatment of BV induced short-term shifts in the vaginal microbiota and mucosal cytokines, while treatment failures promoted long-term elevation of proinflammatory cytokine concentrations at the genital tract.

     Andile plans to submit her PhD Thesis by end of October 2020 and is grateful to CAPRISA and her PhD supervisors for the support.