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February 24, 2024 PhD Defense

The Dean, School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences invites you to be part of  Dr. Jonathan Mayito’s Public PhD Defense scheduled for Thursday 29th February 2024 at 2:00 PM (EAT). See details below:

PhD Candidate: Dr. Jonathan Mayito


Title: Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA in CD34-positive versus CD34-negative Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells and the determinants of IGRA positivity in Latent Tuberculosis Infection.


Date: Thursday 29th February 2024

Time:  2:00 PM (East African Time)

Venue: Online and MakCHS BoardRoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID:  974 9052 7844
Passcode: 415428


Opponent/External Examiner

Professor Jerrold Ellner

Department of Medicine

Director of Research Innovations Center for Emerging Pathogens

The State University of New Jersey, USA



Dr. Irene Biraro Andia (Makerere University)

Dr. Stephen Reece (University of Cambridge)

Prof. Adrian Martineau (Queen Mary University of London)


Internal Examiners

Dr. Rose Nabatanzi, Immunology and Molecular Biology Department, School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Sande James Obondo, Immunology and Molecular Biology Department, School of Biomedical Sciences

Defense Chair

Assoc. Prof. David P. Kateete, Dean, MakCHS School of Biomedical Sciences

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