Mission Hall 1401/1402
550 16th Street
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Research is a MUST
The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) is new, having only opened its doors in 2014. Dr. Gama Bandawe will share some of the stories of the journey MUST has been on in establishing a program of research to address some of the country’s most significant challenges and highlight the role that UCSF has played as a strategic partner in this endeavor.
Dr. Gama Bandawe is a medical virologist and a senior lecturer in the Academy of Medical Sciences at the Malawi University of Science and Technology. He began his research career at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, working in HIV research to understand viral diversity and humoral immune responses to inform vaccine design. He then returned to Malawi and joined MUST a year after it opened its doors. He has since been a part of the development of the University, serving as the first head of the Department of Biological Sciences and leading the development of Malawi’s first medical microbiology and immunology bachelor’s programs. Dr Bandawe is a UCGHI Fogarty GloCal Global Health Fellow visiting UCSF to train in metagenomic sequencing at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub.