PhD Fellows

Ivan Sserwadda is currently a PhD fellow under the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and the CAGE-TB project where he focuses on exploiting Microbiome studies to understand the progression and pathogenesis of Tuberculosis in Uganda. He holds a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics and a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science.

He is equipped with over 10 years work experience and research in the fields of antimicrobial resistance, genomics and bioinformatics as applied to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in which he has translated into numerous publications (ORCID: 0000-0001-7785-7297).

Kevin Komakech is a Biomedical Laboratory scientist with about 10 years’ working experience in diverse TB diagnostics. He obtained his Bachelors and Master’s degree at Makerere University and currently pursuing a PhD at Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (ORCID 0000-0002-4547-212x).

He has passion for operational and translational science research especially in HIV/TB co-infection and drug resistant leading to better TB diagnosis and management strategies that can be translated in policy changes locally and globally. He is currently assessing the diagnostic performance of a range of non-sputum based point of care TB triage test among presumptive TB patients under the CAGE-TB project as his PhD research.