Drs Sharana Mahomed & Jienchi Dorward earn PhDs!

31 January 2023
Photo:(L-R) Dr Sharana Mahomed and Dr Jienchi Dorward


We congratulate CAPRISA’s Dr Sharana Mahomed, Research Clinician and principal investigator and Dr Jienchi Dorward, Honorary Associate Scientist who have recently completed their PhDs. Dr Mahomed’s PhD, entitled “Assessing the safety and pharmacokinetics of the broadly neutralising monoclonal antibodies VRC07-523LS, PGT121 and CAP256V2LS in young women in Africa” was supervised by Prof Salim Abdool Karim.  “The impact supervisors and mentors have on their students far exceeds pure academia,” said Mahomed. “I have learnt so much in this time and I am grateful to have had the best guidance, mentorship and support from my supervisor and my CAPRISA family.”  

Dr Jienchi Dorward’s DPhil, entitled “Point-of-care testing, new antiretroviral regimens and community-based treatment to enhance primary care HIV services in South Africa” was supervised by Prof Chris Butler, Prof Gail Hayward and Prof Sarah-Tonkin-Crine at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, at the University of Oxford, and Prof Nigel Garrett at CAPRISA. “I owe a big thank you to the CAPRISA team,” said Dorward. “It was a great pleasure to continue to collaborate with colleagues at CAPRISA throughout my DPhil, and I look forward to continuing to work together as part of my post-doctoral plans”.