Department of Biotechnical and Diagnostic Sciences
School of Biotechnical, Biosafety and Laboratory Sciences
Phd status - In progress
A Lecturer at the School of Biosecurity, Biotechnical and Laboratory Sciences at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Charles attained his PhD from Makerere University in Clinical Immunology and Molecular Genetics with support from CARTA and the Afrique One Consortium in 2o16. He holds a Master of Science degree in Structure Molecular Biology from the University of London and a second Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from the same institution. Charles`s research interests are in understanding the Immunology of disease co-infections and host-parasite interactions in infectious and zoonotic diseases so as to understand disease epidemiology, improve diagnostics and design better therapeutic interventions. Charles current research is on the use of proteomics technologies to identify biomarkers in Human African trypanosomiasis. Charles has also been a Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI for a number of research-based projects at Makerere University to a magnitude of $ 875,0 that have included Wellcome Trust, European Union, WHO and government-based projects. Using these grants, he has recently established a BSL2 biomarker research laboratory at Makerere for COVID-19 biomarker research and also other infectious diseases and cancer. He has been involved in the organization of several local and international conferences/seminars and is actively involved in the supervision of graduate students (MSc and PhD) within the region.