Past Awardees: ISID Scientific Exchange Fellowships
2013 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Dra. Maria de las Mecedes Pescaretti, Argentina
    CONICET, PROIMI-INSIBIO - Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
    Study of the secretion flagellar proteins in the rcsC11 mutant to serve as a model of vaccine against Salmonella typhimurium. In collaboration with the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.
  • Final Report: PESCARETTI
  • Mr. Johnson Mosoko Moliki, South Africa
    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town
    Skills development and technology transfer to investigate the molecular mechanisms of regulation of primary epithelial cell tight junctions of the female genital tract by contraceptives, hormones and HIV-1. In collaboration with McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
    Final Report: MOLIKI
2012 ISID Fellowship Awardee
  • Dr. Elyara Maria Soares, Brazil
    Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Ciéncias Farmaceuticas de Ribeirão, Dept. de Analises Clinicas, Toxicologicas e Bromatologicas
    Leukotriene signaling and immunoregulation in postpartum Streptococcus infection. In collaboration with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    . Final Report: SOARES
2011 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Mr. Nicholas Kiulia, Kenya
    Institute of Primate Research, WHO Collaborating Center
    Molecular Characterization of Cryptosporidium isolates in captive olive baboon in Kenya. In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Final Report: KIULIA
  • Dr. Kamlesh Gidwani, India
    Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Medical Services, Department of Medicine
    Immune response of humans to sand fly P. argentipes saliva: Western blot approach to identify novel salivary peptides with serum of asymptomatic infection in VL. In collaboration with the London School of Tropical Medicine, UK.
  • Final Report: GIDWANI
2010 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Dr. Erdenebileg Narnygerel, Mongolia
    FIRE - Flagstaff International Relief Effort
    Study on prevalence of blood borne infections among Mongolian health care workers. In collaboration with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Dr. Micah Oyaro, Kenya
    Kenya Medical Research Institute(KEMRI)
    Molecular epidemiology and functional characterization of Hepatitis B and C viruses isolated from drug abusers in Kenya. In collaboration with the University of Witwatersrand, Department of Internal Medicine, South Africa.
2009 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Ms. Rosa Ramírez Bartutis, Cuba
    Laboratorio deBiologíaMolecular, Departamento de Virología, Instituto MedicinaTropical "Pedro Kourí"
    Characterization of immune response elicited by dengue 2virus recombinant NS3 protein immunized with dengue 4 virus recombinant E protein in mice.  Research will be done at the Laboratóriode Genómica Estrutural Instituto de Biofisica Carlos Chagas Filho, Centro de Ciéncias da Saúde, Brazil.
  • Final Report: BARTUTIS
  • Ms. Lilian Ogonda, Kenya
    Kenya Medical Research Institute(KEMRI)
    Expression of FeyRIIa, FeyIIa, FeyRIIIa and Fey RIIb on monocytes of children after treatment for severe malaria.  Research will be done at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine,USA
2008 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Ines Badano, Argentina
    University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Analysis of Ethnic Differences in the Distribution ofTNF-a SNPs and Human Papilloma virus (HPV) Infection
  • Final Report: BADANO
  • Elkin Lemos Luengas, Colombia
    University of Toronto, Canada
    The economic impact of introducing HIV/AIDS guidelineinto Colombian National Drug Formulary:  Costs-effectiveness and budget-impact analysis
  • Final Report: LEMOS
2007ISID Fellowship Awardee
  • Dr. Radmilla Mirzayeva, Azerbaijan
    Rotavirus Vaccine Program, PATH- Europe
    Training to perform testing for Rotavirus infection using ELISA method and strain characterization using RT-PCR method in HPA, EVU Laboratory in London
2006 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Dr. Mateja Jankovic, Croatia
    University Hospital for Infectious Diseases "Dr. Fran Mihaljevic"
    Mechanisms of apoptosis by pathogenic hantaviruses
  • Dr. Luis Adrian, Argentina
    Laboratorio de Arbovirus, Instituto de Virologia - F.C.M.-UNC
    Investigation of avian amplifying hosts and mosquito vectors of a novel epidemic strain of St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV,Flaviviridae) isolated in Argentina
2005 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Maria Eugenia Alvarez
    Department of Immunology, Hematologic Research Institute, National Academy of Medicine, Argentina
    Project: Characterization of host response during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection by gene expression profiling
    Ms. Alvarez will conduct her research in collaboration with the TB Center of the Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey, USA.
  • Varsha Atul Potdar
    Department of Retrovirology, National Institute of Virology, Pune, India
    Application of sensitive methodologies for detection of transmitted HIV drug resistance
    Dr. Potdar will conduct his research in collaboration with the Centers for Infection, Heatlh Protection Agency, London, England
2004 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Ikechukwu Okoli
    Department of Applied Microbiology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
    Project: Molecular characterization of virulence factors of five isolates of Cryptotrichosporon anacardiense (CBS 9549, CBS 9550, CBS 9551, CBS 9552 and CBS 9553), a new basidiomyceteous yeast genus from Nigeria
    Dr. Okoli will conduct his research in collaboration with Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, USA.
  • Final Report: OKOLI
  • Fuad Mirzayev
    Project: Development of the strategy and elaboration of the detailed project for treatment of patients with Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the specific context of Azerbaijan
    Dr. Mirzayev will conduct his research in collaboration with Partners in Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Final Report: MIRZAYEV
2003 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Adesida, Sola
    The Public Health Research Institute, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    Project: Molecular epidemiology of Nigerian strains of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
2002 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Dr. Dhrubaa Ghosh, PhD, MSc
    Department of Microbiology, Virology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
    Project: Production of antibodies to recombinant G proteins of Indian isolates of RSV for detection and characterization of viruses

    Dr. Ghosh will conduct her research in collaboration with scientists at the Department of Pediatrics/Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
2001 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Marco Canales, Peru
    Project: Technology transfer for parasitic disease diagnostics
    This research was done at the McGill Centre for Tropical Diseases, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Mariana Gisela Bego, Argentina
    Project: Development of recombinant hantavirus antigens for serologic diagnosis with homologous serotype
    Ms. Bego did her research at the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA
2000 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • David Kateete, Uganda
    Project: Investigation of T. Burcei prenylated protein methyltransferase (PPMTase) as a potential therapeutic target
    Dr. Kateete’s research was conducted at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Salih Gosoglu, Turkey
    Project: Molecular epidemiology of invasive Salmonella typhi in Southeast Turkey
    Dr. Gosoglu conducted this research at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
  • Sanaa Kamal, Egypt
    Project: Specific cellular responses and cytokine patterns in patients with acute Hepatitis C virus co-infected with Schistosomiasis: Correlation to outcome of infection
    Dr. Kamal worked at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1999 ISID Fellowship Awardee
  • Papa Gallo Sow, Senegal
    Project: HIV screening, testing clinic
    Dr. Sow’s research was done at the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center, New Jersey, USA
1998 ISID Fellowship Awardees
  • Branca Bedenic, Croatia
    Project: Biochemical and genetic characterization of extended spectrum beta-lactamesis from Zagreb, Croatia
    Dr. Bedenic worked at The University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Pauline Mwinzi, Kenya
    Project: Effect of Schistosomiasis and HIV co-infection on cellular and humoral responses to HIV and schistosomal crude and recombinant antigens
    This project was carried out at the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA