Awardees: ISID Research Grants
2017 Awardees

In 2017, the Center for Diseases Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), an organization with expertise in antimicrobial resistance (AMR), partnered with ISID to provide senior mentors for AMR-topic awardees.

  • Dr. Patricio Acosta, Argentina
    The National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)
    A role for interferon in vulnerable children with influenza
  • Mr. Daniel Asfaw Erku, Ethiopia
    University of Gondar
    Implementing community pharmacy-based antimicrobial stewardship program in Gondar town, Ethiopia: implication to promote rational use of antibiotics in the community
    CDDEP Mentor: Dr. Estelle Mbadiwe
  • Dr. Tehmine Harityunyan, Armenia
    Department of Zoology, Yerevan State University
    The first molecular epidemiological survey to study Lyme disease pathogens in ticks of Armenia
  • Dr. Emmanuel Irek, Nigeria
    Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
    Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae surveillance in Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
    CDDEP Mentor: Dr. Olga Perovic
  • Dr. Sulaiman Lakoh, Sierra Leone
    Ministry of Health and Sanition, Government of Sierra Leone
    Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antibiotic prescription and use in hospitalized patients at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone
    CDDEP Mentor: Dr. Eili Klein
  • Dr. Shruti Murthy, India
    Manipal University
    Economic burden of neonatal systemic infections in South Karnataka, India
  • Dr. Temitope Oyewole Obadare, Nigeria
    Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
    Characterisation of neonatal sepsis in a tertiary hospital, South-West, Nigeria
    CDDEP Mentor: Dr. Abhilasha Karki
  • Dr. Sofiya Yalysheva, Kazakhstan
    Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
    Genotyping Cystic Echinococcosis in Kazakhstan to investigate a possible genotype - organ correlation and generate new epidemiological data
2016 Awardees
  • Dr. Jaime Amorim, Brazil
    Universidade Federal do Oeste da Bahia
    Purification of Zika virus non-structural proteins aiming viral pathogenesis studies
  • Dr. Michael Frimpong, Ghana
    Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine
    Rapid detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans by recombinase polymerase amplification
  • Dr. Theam Soon Lim, Malaysia
    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Instittute for Research in Molecular Medicine
    Novel monoclonal human antibodies for Zika Virus Nonstructural proteins
  • Dr. Rubens Monto Neto, Brazil
    Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, René Rachou Research Centre, Laboratory of Molecular and Celular Biology
    GoldLeish: novel phosphine-derived gold(I) complexes against antimony-resistant and -sensitive Leishmania parasites as drug candidates for leishmaniasis treatment
  • Dr. Hugo Perazzo, Brazil
    Fundação Oswaldo Cruz / Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas, LAPCLIN-AIDS
    Validation of an algorithm using non-invasive methods for diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in monoinfected HIV patients under combined antiretroviral therapy (c-ART) [HIV LiverTox Registry]
  • Dr. Cathy Samo, Kenya
    University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences School of Medicine - Anatomic Pathology Unit
    Thymic morphological and functional characteristics among cases of fatal paediatric severe acute respiratory infections, a retrospective crossectional study
  • Dr. Kuldeep Sharma, India
    National Institute for Research in Tribal Health, Jabalpur
    To design and develop high sensitivity detection of MTB-Antigens using Immuno-LAMP to detect
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens directly from specimens/sputum
  • Mr. Sean Wasserman, South Africa
    University of Cape Town, Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Dept. of Medicine
    Colonisation with multidrug-resistant bacteria and C difficile in long-term care facilities in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ms. Evelyn Wesangula, Kenya
    Ministry of Health Kenya, Patient and Health Workers Safety Unit
    Clean your hands, save a life
  • Dr. Francis Zeukeng, Benin
    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), AgroEcoHealth Platform, Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory
    Proof of concept study: Are mosquitoes capable of picking up from their breeding environment and hosting the Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer etiological agent) in their bodies throughout their developmental stages?
    Final Report: Zeukeng
2015 Awardees
  • Dr. Natalia de Miguel, Argentina
    Instituto Tecnologico Chascomus (IIB-INTECH)
    Epigenetic mechanisms in Trichomonas vaginalis: implications for gene expression, pathogenesis and drug discovery
    Final Report: deMIGUEL
  • Dr. Jerome Dinga, Cameroon
    Biotechnology Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Buea
    Growth inhibition assay and proof-of-concept assessment of a chimeric UB05-09 antigen and a homologue in T. parva; TpUB05 in clinical malaria caused by P. falciparum
  • Ms. Yvonne Djieugoue, Cameroon
    Service de Mycobactériologie, Centre Pasteur du Cameroun
    An evaluation of the expression of catalase-peroxidase, an isoniazid-drug activating enzyme, and drug efflux pumps in clinical drug resistant and susceptible M. tuberculosis isolates
  • Dr. Balwant Godara, India
    International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India
    Information and communications technologies to alleviate bottlenecks in diagnostics of infectious diseases
  • Dr. Vivek Gupta, India
    Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College
    Assessment of clinically suspected and unsuspected tubercular lymphadenopathy by PCR compared to non molecular methods in lymph node aspirates
    Final Report: GUPTA
  • Ms. Augusta Kolekang, Ghana
    College of Health
    Capacity of health facilities to implement universal malaria diagnosis and treatment guideline in Ghana
  • Mr. David Nderu, Kenya
    Kenyatta University
    Analysis of Plasmodium falciparum Histidine Rich Protein-2 (pfhrp2) gene diversity in Kenya and its efect on malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs)
  • Dr. Jandeli Niemand, South Africa
    Malaria Parasite Molecular Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, University of Pretoria
    Functional genomics analyses of the differential susceptibility of early and late P. falciparum gametocytes to antimalarial compounds in order to aid drug discovery efforts
    Final Report: NIEMAND
  • Dr. Cindy Shuan Ju Teh, Malaysia
    Department of medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
    Longitudinal study of the impact of changing trends in genotypes and phenotypes of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in a Tertiary Teaching hospital in Malaysia
    Final Report: SHUAN.JU.TEH
  • Ms. Elizabeth Villasis, Peru
    Laboratorio de Malaria, Laboratorio de Investigacion para el Desarrollo (LID), Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
    Functional assessment of monoclonal antibodies for their ability to block in vitro the invasion of Peruvian P. falciparum parasite isolates into erythrocytes
    Final Report: VILLASIS
2014 Awardees
  • Dr. Yaw Afrane, Kenya
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Centre for Global Health Research
    Impact of delayed malaria parasite clearance on malaria transmission in western Kenya
  • Dr. Amin Aqel, Jordan
    Mu'tah University, Faculty of Medicine
    Infections caused by Gram negative bacteria in the unfortunate Syrian refugees in Jordan, epidemiological and molecular study
    Final Report: AQEL
  • Dr. Pascaline Fonteh, South Africa
    University of Pretoria, Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Science
    Improving the in vitro pharmacokinetic profile of malaria, TB and HIV drugs using nanotechnology
    Final Report: FONTEH
  • Dr. Tinashe Gede, Zimbabwe
    University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine,
    Evaluation of the feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of a point-of-care urinary lateral flow assay (Alere Determine LF-LAM) for diagnosis of tuberculosis among hospitalized, HIV-infected patients in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Ms. Silvina Goenaga
    Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas “Dr. Julio I. Maiztegui”, Research Department,
    Potential for co-infection of novel mosquito-specific flaviviruses to block human flaviviral disease agent infection and/or transmission in mosquitoes. In collaboration with the CDC, Ft. Collins, CO, USA
    Final Report: GOENAGA
  • Mr. François Kiemde, Burkina Faso
    Clinical Research Unite of Nanoro
    Determination in vitro of Natural Killer cells cytotoxicity directed against erythrocytes infected by Plasmodium falciparum during pregnancy
  • Mr. Richard Kwizera, Uganda
    Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Infectious Diseases Institute, Department of Research
    Estimation of prevalence of Aspergillus hypersensitivity in HIV patients post PTB treatment attending the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) clinic in Kampala, Uganda
    Final Report: KWIZERA
  • Dr. John Libwea, Cameroon
    Expanded Programme on Immunization, Central Technical Group, Department of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
    Assessing the burden of otitis media (OM) in children 2 to 3 years of age and estimate the effect of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) inclusion on OM in the Expanded Programme on Immunisations (EPI) in Cameroon
    Final Report: LIBWEA
  • Dr. Laura Perez-Vidakovics, Argentina
    Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto de Biotecnología y Biología Molecular, IBBM, CCT-CONICET-La Plata, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas
    Role of autophagy in replication of Junin virus (JUNV)
  • Ms. Huldah C. Sang, Kenya
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit, Centre for Global Health Research
    Identification and management of genital schistosomiasis and association with HIV amongst women of reproductive age in Rarieda district, western Kenya
  • Mr. Clovis Seumen, Cameroon
    The Biotechnology Center/University of Yaoundé I, Molecular Parasitology and Disease Vectors Research Laboratory
    Evaluation of the effect of Ascaris lumbricoides proteins on host immune response to MSP3 (malaria vaccine candidate) in BALB/c mice
    Final Report: SEUMEN
2013 Awardees
  • Dr. Gbemisola Boyede, South Africa
    Infectious Disease Clinic, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital
    Validation of a new developmental screening tool for neurodevelopmental delays among HIV-infected South African children
    Final Report: BOYEDE
  • Ms. Yagahira Castro Sesquen, Peru
    Laboratorio de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
    Novel nanotechnology for urine antigen detection in congenital Chagas disease
  • Dr. Admasu Mamuye, Ethiopia
    Dept of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University
    Utilizing point-of-care test for cryptococcal screening among HIV-infected persons in Ethiopia
  • Dr. João Marques, Brazil
    Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Institute for Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
    RNA Interference: a tool for identifying and controlling dengue virus and other arboviruses in insect vectors
    Final Report: MARQUES
  • Mr. Erick Muok, Kenya
    Schistosomiasis Research Unit, Center for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute
    Evaluation of schistosomiasis treatment efficacy and re-infection patterns in children co-infected with Schistosoma haematobium and S. mansoni in western Kenya
Fall 2012 Awardees
  • Dr. Soledad Negrotto, Argentina
    Laboratorio Trombosis Experimental, Instituto de Medicina Experimental (IMEX), CONICET-Academia Nacional de Medicina
    Understanding platelet-RNA virus interaction
    Final Report: NEGROTTO
  • Dr. Samwel Odiwuor, Kenya
     Medical Laboratory Sciences Mount Kenya University
    Determination of Leishmania tropica diversity and distribution within sand flies in an endemic focus of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Kenya
  • Dr. Philip Owiti, Kenya
    USAID-AMPATH partnership
    Integrating HIV services for tuberculosis patients in Western Kenya: how well are we doing?
    Final Report: OWITI
  • Dr. César Rodriguez, Costa Rica
    Research Center for Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Microbiology, University of Costa Rica
    Revealing novels aspects of cell wall synthesis and ß-lactam sensitivity in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium: studies on the interactome of the periplasmic protease Tsp and the outer membrane lipoprotein NlpI
    Final Report: RODRIGUEZ
  • Mr. Techalew Shimelis, Ethiopia
    Hawassa University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Performance evaluation of three rapid diagnostic tests for detection of Cryptosporidium antigen in stool specimen from patients with HIV/AIDS
    Final Report: SHIMELIS
  • Dr. Mohammad Sohail, India
    University Department of Zoology, Vinoba Bhave University, Jharkhand
    Investigation on the role of nitric oxide production and singe nucleotide diversity during malaria anemia for protective and diagnostic potential among malaria endemic population of Jharkhand
    Final Report: SOHAIL
Spring 2012 Small Grant Awardees
  • Dr. Phuc Hong Le, Vietnam
    National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology
    An economic evaluation of the introductIon of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine In Vietnam, Including its impact on high-risk HlV-infected children
    Final Report: LE
  • Dr. Peter Maturi Mwamba, Kenya
    University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences
    Study of AF1q/CD44 expression status across the spectrum of Burkitt’s lymphoma (endemic v. sporadic v. epidemic)
  • Dr. Emmanuel Odjadjare, Nigeria
    Western Delta University, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology
    Molecular epidemiology of Vibrio species isolated from environmental, food and clinical samples in a fast growing semi-urban town in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria
    Final Report: ODJADJARE
  • Dr. Tseren-Ochir Erdene-Ochir, Mongolia
    State Central Veterinary Laboratory
    Studies on characteristics and distribution of avian influenza viruses in wild birds of Mongolia and genetic comparison avian influenza viruses isolated from North East Asia includes Mongolia and Korea
    Final Report: ERDENE-OCHIR
  • Ms. Nikita Sahadeo, Trinidad
    University of the West Indies
    A high-throughput next-generation molecular study of viruses associated with suspected dengue cases in Trinidad and Tobago
Fall 2011 Small Grant Awardees
  • Dr. Alisone Githendu, Kenya
    University of Nairobi, School of Medicine, Department of Human Pathology
    Effects of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate on plasma and cervical lavage HIV viral load
  • Final Report: GITHENDU
  • Dr. Carlos Machain Williams, Mexico
    Autonomous University of Yucatan, Arbovirology Laboratory, Regional Research Center (Hideyo Noguchi).
    Importance of rodents as reservoir hosts of arthropod-borne viruses in Merida City, Mexico
    Final Report: MACHAIN-WILLIAMS
  • Ms. Beth Mutai, Kenya
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Basic Science Laboratory
    Burden of tick borne pathogens in patients with acute febrile illness in Kenya
  • Final Report: MUTAI
  • Ms. Guomkuo Mafopa Nadége, Cameroon
    “Chantal Biya” International Reference Centre for Research and Management of HIV/AIDS
    Quantification and importance of broad neutralizing antibodies in vertical transmission of HIV in Cameroon
  • Final Report: NADEGE
  • Dr. Braulio M. Valencia, Peru
    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Instituto de Medicina Tropical "Alexander von Humboldt, "Grupo de Investigacion de Leishmaniasis
    Leishmania RNA virus as a possible determinant of pathogenicity in American Tegmentary Leishmaniasis: detection and quantification of viral load clinic samples
  • Final Report: VALENCIA
Spring 2011 Small Grant Awardees
  • Dr. Dodi Safari, Indonesia
    Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology
    Identification of Streptococcus pneumonaie serotypes and detection of specific anti-polysaccharides antibodies in Indonesian population
  • Final Report: SAFARI
  • Ms. Vu Tra My Phan, Vietnam
    Enteric Infections Group, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit
    The prevalence and phylodynamics of norovirus, an agent of diarrhea, in symptomatic and asymptomatic children in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Final Report: MY PHAN
  • Dr. Tsira Chakhaia, Georgia
    Epi-surveillance and Strategic Planning Department, National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases
    Contact investigation for Tuberculosis in Georgia, Tblisi (Pilot Project)
    Final Report: CHAKHAIA
  • Ms. Béatrice Dambaya, Cameroon
    Chantal Biya International Reference Center (CBIRC)
    Trim 5 a gene polymorphysm in Cameroonian infants: restriction to HIV infection, implication in disease progresson or protection
  • Final Report: DAMBAYA
  • Ms. Joanne Hassan, Kenya
    Relationship between vaccine vial monitors and potency status of oral Polio virus vaccine among retrieved field samples in Kenya
  • Final Report: HASSAN
  • Dr. Miriam Rolan, Paraguay
    Centro papa el Desarrollo de la Investigación Cientifica (CEDIC)
    In vitro assays of 2,5-dihidroxibencil derivatives on Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania donovani
  • Final Report: ROLON
Fall 2010 Small Grant Awardees
  • Mr. Milner Mukumbwali, Zambia
    Tstsee and Trypanosomosis Control Section, Department of Veterinary and Tsetse Control Service
    Impact of aerial spraying against Glossina morsitans centralis on animal trypanosomosis in Sesheke and Shangombo Districts of Western Zambia
  • Dr. Neelika Malavige, Sri Lanka
    University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences
    Identifying biomarkers for predicting severe disease in dengue infections
  • Dr. K.E. Vandana, India
    Katsturba Medical College, Department of Microbiology, Manipal
    Detection and characterizations of metallo beta lactamase resistance among Gram negative bacilli and clinical epidemiology of infections in Indian tertiary care hospital
  • Ms. An Duy Duong, Vietnam
    Hospital for Tripical Diseases, Tuberculosis Research Group
    Mechanisms of cross-resistance to Fluoroquinolones in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Mr. Stephen Kusi, Ghana
    Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, KNUST
    Detecting and quantifying Plasmodium falciparum in blood and tonsils: Towards an understanding of malaria-related oncogenesis
  • Final Report: KUSI
Spring 2010 Small Grant Awardees
  • Dr. Tavan Janvilisri, Thailand
    Mahidol University, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
    Characterization of sporulation and spore germination of Clostridium difficile isolated from different host origins
  • Mr. Ephram Mekonnen, Ethiopia
    Addis Ababa University, Department of Biology/Applied Genetics Stream
    Modeling the impact of HIV/TB co-infection and environmental exposures on MTB infection outcomes: latent or active Tuberculosis
  • Mr. Marshall Munjoma, Zimbabwe
    University of Zimbabwe, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    The impact of antiretroviral therapy on the genital shedding of herpes simplex virus type -2
  • Dr. César Ugarte-Gil, Peru
    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Laboratorios de Investigación Desarrollo
    Detection and susceptibility testing for Tuberculosis in lymph node tissue using the MODS method
  • Dr. Sujit Pujhari, India
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Department of Virology
    Significance of pattern recognition molecules (Toll like Receptors) in the Neuropathogenesis of Japanese encephalitis
  • Dr. Patricio Retamal, Chile
    University of Chile, Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences
    Molecular epidemioloy of Salmonella enterica SV. Enteritidis strains isolated from wild birds, domestic animals and humans from Chile
Fall 2009 Small Grant Awardees
  • Ms. Marlinang D. Siburian, Indonesia
    Mochtar Riady Institute for Nanotechnology
    Molecular epidemiology of Hepatitis B virus in Minangkabaus sub-ethnic of West Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Final Report: SIBURIAN
  • Dr. Iskra Tuero, Peru
    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Inst. de Medicina Tropical Alesander von Humboldt, Laboratory of Immunology
    TCR gd+ T cells: perforins/granulysins production with Leptospira
  • Dr. Marsia Gustiananda, Indonesia
    Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology
    Prediction of T-cell epitopes of influenza A and the analysis of T-cell responses targeted to the proteome of influenza A virus in Indonesian population
  • Mr. Anthony Kebira, Kenya
    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Medical Microbiology
    Evaluation of HIV evolution and its role in development of antiretroviral drug resistance, within a cohort
  • Final Report: KEBIRA
  • Dr. André Talvani, Brazil
    Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Biológicas (ICEB II), Departamento de Ciências Biológicas
    Inflammatory angiogenesis in the cardiac remodeling during experimental Chagas disease
  • Dr. Robert Paulino, Dominican Republic
    Instituto Dominicano de Estudios Virologicos (IDEV)
    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) detection in men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Dominican Republic
  • Final Report: PAULINO
Spring 2009 Small Grant Awardees
  • Mr. Godwin Kwakye-Nuako, Ghana
    University of Ghana Medical School, Department of Microbiology
    Toxoplasmosis in Ghana: Seroprevalence study in the coastal population
  • Final Report: KWAKYE-NUAKO
  • Mr. Nicholas Kiulia, Kenya
    University of Pretoria, Institute of Primate Research,Dept. of Medical Virology, Enteric Viruses Research Group
    Hospital-based surveillance to estimate the burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis in children under five years of age in a rural setting (Meru hospital) in eastern part of Kenya
  • Final Report: KIULIA
  • Ms. Katherine Torres, Peru
    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Instituto de MedicinaTropical ‘Alexander von Humboldt,’ Molecular Epidemiology Unit
    Role of regulatory T-cells and their association with the clinical outcome of malaria infection (symptomatic and non-symptomatic individuals) in Peruvian Amazon
  • Final Report: TORRES
  • Dr. George M. Varghese, India
    Christian Medical College, Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases
    Genotyping of Orientia tsutsugamushi from patients with scrub typhus
  • Final Report: VARGHESE
  • Ms. Pauline Byakika, Uganda
    Makerere University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine
    Pharmacokinetics and safety of artemether/lumefanitrinewhen administered concomitantly with Lopinavir/Ritonavir in HIV positive Ugandan patients with uncomplicated malaria
Fall 2008 Small Grant Awardees
  • Charmaine Mlambo, South Africa
    University of the Witwatersrand, Clinical Microbiologyand Infectious Diseases
    Molecular and epidemiological characterization of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Final Report: MLAMBO
  • Saradiya Chatterjee, India
    Prof. Benjamin M. Pulimood Laboratories for Infection, Immunity and Inflamation
    Clinico-epidemiologic and molecular characterization of metallo beta lactamases (MBLs) producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa causing nosocomial infections
  • Final Report: CHATTERJEE
  • Jobiba Chinkhumba, Malawi
    Malaria Alert Centre, Department of Community Medicine,College of Medicine
    Impact of HIV infection on the performance of malaria rapid diagnostic tests
  • Daniel Ojurongbe, Nigeria
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology,College of Health Sciences,
    Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
    Plasmodium falciparum antifolate resistant alleles and associated opportunistic infection among HIV individuals on Cotrimoxazole prophylaxisin Osogbo, Nigeria
  • Final Report: OJURONGBE
  • Pamela Valva, Argentina
    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Pathology Division,Ricardo Guitierrez Children's Hospital
    Serum markers of liver injury in chronic hepatitis Cvirus infection
  • Final Report: VALVA
Spring 2008 Small Grant Awardees
  • Ifedayo Adetifa, The Gambia
    Bacterial Diseases Programme, Medical Research Council(UK) Laboratories
    A pilot study of nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Nigerian children
  • Final Report: ADETIFA
  • Jackson Onyuka, Kenya
    Biomedical Science and Technology, School of Public Health and Community Development
    Evaluation of different methods for controlling fish-borne pathogenic microbes
  • Cristina Guerra-Giraldez, Peru
    Dept. of Microbiology
    School of Science, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
    Adequate cultures of clinical isolates of Trichomonas vaginalis for molecular studies of virulence
  • Final Report: GUERRA-GIRALDEZ
Fall 2007 Small Grant Awardees
  • Dr. Diana Waturangi, Indonesia
    Faculty of Biotechnology, Atma Jaya Catholic University
    Detection of virulence genes and class 1 integron associated gene cassettes in Vibrio cholerae isolated from ice of street foods in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Final Report: WATURANGI
  • Dr. Wanda Markotter, South Africa
    Dept. of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences,
    University of Pretoria
    Diagnostics and molecular epidemiology of wildlife rabies in remote areas of the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa
  • Final Report: MARKOTTER
  • Dr. Fanny Ita, Peru
    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Instituto de MedicinaTropical "Alexander von Humboldt"
    HTLV-1-associated myelpathy/tropical spastic paraparesis in the Peruvian Andes
  • Final Report: ITA
Spring 2007 Small Grant Awardees
  • Dr. Florence Ogo, South Africa
    Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Rabies Unit
    Genetic charactersation of dog rabies virus isolates from Nigeria
  • Final Report: OGO
  • Dr. Shan Lv, China
    Dept. of Vector Control, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases,Chinese Center for Diseases Control & Prevention
    Intraspecific genetic differentiation of Angiostrongyluscantonensis based on the complete mitochondrial genome
  • Final Report: LV
  • Angela Carvalho Freitas, Brazil
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health,University of Sao Paulo
    Modeling the impact of introducing the pertussis' vaccine booster for adolescents and adults in Sao Paulo City, Brazil
  • Final Report: CARVALHO-FREITAS
Fall 2006 Small Grant Awardees
  • Ragupathy Viswanath
    Department of Experimental Medicine, Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, India
    Project: Divergent HIV strains circulating among the Intravenous Drug Users (IDU) in South India
  • Leonardo Nimrichter
    Laboratório de Estudos Integrados em Bioquímica Microbiana Instituto de Microbiologia - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Project: Plant defenses against fungal pathogens
  • Adedayo Adeyemi
    Healthmatch International, Nigeria
    Project: Antiretroviral therapy use, clinical and virologic outcomes for a cohort of HIV–infected Adults in Mainland General Hospital, Lagos Nigeria
    Final Report: ADEYEMI
Spring 2006 Small Grant Awardees
  • Zeinab Hassan
    The Hashemite University, Jordan
    Project: Reporting rate of occupational injuries and exposure to blood borne infections among Jordanian healthcare workers: A descriptive study
  • Khaled Mustafa Swaileh
    Biology & Biochemistry Dept. Bireit University, Palestinian Territories
    Project: Microbial health risks associated with consumption of untreated water from household roof catchment systems
  • Ines Badano
    Laboraorio de Biiologia Molecular Aplicada Facultad de siencias exactas Quimicas Y Naturales, Universidad nacional de Misiones, Argentina
    Project: TNF-alpha promoter Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cervical infection in Guarani Indian women inhabiting the rainforest of Misiones, Argentina
    Final Report: BADANO
Fall 2005 Small Grant Awardees
  • Paul Bessong
    Department of Microbioloy, University of Venda, South Africa
    Project: Drug resistance in HIV-1 Subtype C
  • Luis Brieba de Castro
    Department of Biochemistry, CINVESTAV, Mexico
    Project: Structural studies of the EhCP112 cysteine Proteease from Entamoeba histolytica
  • Azure Tariro Makadzange
    University of Zimbabwe School of Health Sciences, Zimbabwe
    Project: The appropriate management of cryptococcal meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa: A study of immediate vs. deferred anti-retroviral therapy in the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis with long term follow up to determine when it is safe to discontinue secondary prophylaxis against cryptococcal meningitis
Spring 2005 Small Grant Awardees
  • Svetlana Ermolaeva
    Gameleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Russia
    Project: Releasing of membrane-anchored proteins and its role in Listeria monotogenes virulence
  • Maria Ines Gismondi
    Laboratory of Virology, Ricardo Gutierrez Children’s Hospital, Argentina
    Project: Apoptosis markers related to pathogenesis of hepatitis C virus infection in pediatric patients
  • Vivian Kawai
    Viomedical Research Unit, Asociacion Benefica PRISMA, Peru
    Project:Community-based epidemiologic study of Chagas’ disease in Arequipa, Peru
Fall 2004 Small Grant Awardees
  • Gabriella Gago
    Instituto de Biologia Celular y Molecular de Rosario, Departmento de Microbiologia, Argentina
    Project: Molecular, genetic and biochemical characterization of Acyl-CoA carboxylase complexes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: finding new drug targets for treating mycobacterial diseases
  • Hasan Bin Hamza
    Department of Family Medicine, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
    Project: Hepatitis survey in adults of Jam Kandah, Landhi District, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Maria Papathanasopoulos
    Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, South Africa
    Project: Nonprogressive HIV-1 subtype C infection - viral determinants
Spring 2004 Small Grant Awardees
  • Samie Amidou
    Department of Microbiology, University of Venda for Science and Technology
    Project:Molecular epidemiology of Entamoeba histolytica in the Venda region of South Africa, and anti-amebic activities of local medicinal plants
    Final Report: AMIDOU
  • Aleem Khan
    The Meccan Medical College and Allied Hospitals
    Project: Molecular genotyping of Helicobacter pylori strains associated with gastric and duodenal ulcers using whole genome fingerprinting: Andhra Pradesh, South India
  • Cesar Henriquez Camacho
    Instituto Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana
    Project:Immune response in BALB/c mice to Bartonella bacilliformis infection
Fall 2003 Small Grant Awardees
  • Markotic, Alemka
    Institute of Immunology, Zagreg, Croatia
    Project: Mechanisms of apoptosis in 293HEK cells infected with hantaviruses
    Final Report: MARKOTIC
  • Rodero, Laura Liliana
    Departamento Micologia, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Project: Amino Acid Substitutions of 14 alfa demethylase (ERG11) in Fluconazole Resistant Cryptococcus neoformans clinical isolates
    Final Report: RODERO
  • Singh, Mayengbam Pramotchand
    Green Foundation, Imphal, India
    Project: Situation and response assessment among sex workers in Manipur, 2003-04
Spring 2003 Small Grant Awardees
  • Liu, Hongjie
    Dept. of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Project: A pilot study of HIV counseling to increase willingness to receive premarital HIV testing among marriage license applicants in a rural area of China
    Final Report: LIU
  • Nunez, Regina Sara
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Lima, Peru
    Project: Recombinant Cysteine Proteinase B (rCPB) of Leishmania braziliensis as a vaccine candidate: immunoprotective evaluation in hamster as experimental model
  • Leangaramgul, Preecha & Sapsutthipas, Sompong & Virunchaichot, Kraiwut
    Medical Biotechnology Center (MBC), Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Project: The neutralizing activity of the prime-boost regimen with rBCG-E12 and rDIs-E12 candidate vaccine
  • Final Report: LEANGARAMGUL
  • Karugi, Andrew Karani
    International Center for Reproductive Health Research Lab, Coast Provincial General Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya
    Project: Cytology in the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosisis
Fall 2002 Small Grant Awardees
  • Silvia Graciela Correa, PhD
    Immunologia, Departamento de Bioquimica Clinica, Facultad de dCiencias Quimicas. Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
    Project: Study of the mechanisms of weight loss, anorexia and hepatic injury in Candida albicans infection under stress conditions
    Final Report: CORREA
  • John G. Ayisi, MSc (PhD pending)
    Centre for Vector Biology & Control Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute
    Project: An evaluation of the effectiveness of intermittent preventative treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria in pregnancy in Kenya
  • Alex K. Owusu-Ofori, MBChB
    Department of Child Health and Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
    Project: The epidemiology and prevention of blood borne pathogen exposure among health care workers in Ghana
  • Final Report: OWUSU_OFORI
Spring 2002 Small Grant Awardees
  • Ms. Dao-Yu Chao, MS
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
    Project: A family study for searching genetic changes of dengue virus serotype 3 in Taiwan

  • Mr. Simon Kamau Kariuki, MPhil
    Kenya Medical Research Institute / Center for Vector Biology and Control Research (KEMRI/CVBCR), Kenya
    Project: Effects of permethrin-treated bednets on acquisition of antibodies Plasmodium falciparum variant surface antigens (VSAs) in pregnant women in an area of perennial malaria transmission in western Kenya
  • Dr. Pablo Cesar Baldi, PhD
    Instituto de Estudios de la Inmunidad Humoral, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Project: Characterization of virulence factors secreted by Brucella species: amino acid sequences, triggering stimuli, cellular effects and recognition by the immune system of the host
Fall 2001 Small Grant Awardees
  • Marina Chiappero
    Faculty of Physical and Natural Sciences, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
    Project: Isolation of microsatellite loci for population genetic studies of the natural reservoir Junin virus, Calomys musculinus.
  • Nicolass Gey van Pittius
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Project: A molecular and epidemiological investigation into the factors contributing to the prevalence of re-infection and the paucity of dual infections in a community with a high incidence of tuberculosis.
  • Grace Gbotosho
    College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    Project: Identification of candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in plasmodium falciparum isolates (R) showing false negative results using the Parasight - F dipstick.
    Final Report: GBOTOSHO
Spring 2001 Small Grant Awardees
  • Niyaz Ahmed
    Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India
    Project: Automated sequencing, functional analysis and comparative genomics of selected AFLP markers from Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in India.
  • Silvia Viviana Nates
    Institute of Virology, University of Cordoba, Argentina
    Project: Picobirnavirus molecular biology: diagnosis and genomic characterization of strains circulating in Argentina.
  • Milena Panteva
    Virology Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India
    Project: Study of the immunogenicity of DNA vaccines encoding the Gepatitis E Virus major capsid protein.
Fall 2000 Small Grant Awardees
  • Willy K. Tonui
    Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development, Kenya Medical Research Institute
    Project: Evaluation of Leishmania donovani derived Lipophosphoglycan as a candidate vaccine against Viceral Leishmaniasis in Murine Models.
  • Thanh Hoa Le
    Molecular Parasitology Unit, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia
    Project: Molecular-based diagnosis and taxonomic studies on common parasitic disease caused by Paragonimus, Clonorchis/Opisthorchi, Fasciola and Schistoma in Vietnam using mitochondrial sequences as genetic markers.
  • Carmen Castillo
    Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Medicas, Colombia
    Project: Screening for malaria in blood donors from Cali, Colombia. A comparison of PCR and IgG and IgG Elisa.
Spring 2000 Small Grant Awardees
  • Niyaz Ahmed
    Centre of DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnosis, India
    Project: High resolution digital fingerprinting and development of an epidemiological database of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • Eunita Ohas
    Center for Vctor Biology and Control Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute
    Project: Glycophorin phenotype distribution and prevalence of glycophorin A independent Plasmodium falciparum parasites in Kombewa, Western Kenya.
  • Ariel Quintana
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Pedro Kouri” Cuba
    Project: Isolation, identification and characterization of the Cuban Hepatitis E virus strain.
Fall 1999 Small Grant Awardees
  • Daniela Centron
    Department of Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Project: Epidemiological Studies of Vibrio cholerae (1992-1999) isolates in Argentina.
  • Marjan Mohammadi
    Biotechnology Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran
    Project: Screening Iranian H. pylori isolates for cytotoxin (vacA) and its associated gene product (cagA)
Spring 1999 Small Grant Awardees
  • Blanca Ines Restropo
    Corporación para Investigaciones Biológicas, Colombia
    Project: Development of an immunoassay for neurocysticercosis: Phase II - Characterization of diagnostic epitopes.
  • Oleg Alexeyev
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Clinics of Samara State Medical University, Russia
    Project: Hantavirus infection in men and rodents in the Samara region, European Russia.
  • Willy Tonui
    Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development, Kenya Medical Research Institute
    Project: Evaluation of Leishmania donovani derived lipophosphoglycan as a candidate vaccine against visceral leishmaniasis in murine models.
Fall 1998 Small Grant Awardees
  • Gladys Aleman
    US Army Medical Research Unit, Kenya
    Project: Comparative study of the Kirby Bauer Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing vs. a Modified Stokes Method using the Mastring-S Multidisks
  • Rebeka Angoni
    Institute of Public Health, Albania
    Project: Hepatitis C among chronic and polytransfused patients in Albania
  • Sam Kariuki
    Centre for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute
    Project: Prevalence of resistance to b-lactam antibiotics among clinical isolates of gram negative bacteria
  • Blanca Ines Restrepo, Colombia
    Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Corporación para Investigaciones Biológicas
    Project: Development of an immunoassay for neurocysticercosis: Phase I - Identification of diagnostic epitopes
1995 Small Grant Awardees
  • Charles W. Huskins, USA
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital
    Project: Reduing Nosocomial Perinatal Infections in Demonstration Hospitals in Colombia Using Quality Improvement Methods.
  • Anna Przondo-Mordarska, Poland
    Department of Microbiology, University of Medicine
    Project: Hospital Infection Control in Wroclaw
  • Jorge Sanchez, Peru
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical "Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
    Project: Training of fellows in epidemiology and laboratory technology related to HIV and other STDs to improve laboratory capability, intervention program in Lima, Peru