Prof Kerina Duri
University of Zimbabwe
Prof Kerina Duri (PhD, MSc, BSc Hons) is an associate professor at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences and the current Chair of the Department of Immunology. She established a birth cohort of 1200 mother-infant pairs, from which there has been an incredible accumulation of data over the past 24 months. Her research interest is in understanding how maternal comorbidities such as HIV, Helicobacter pylori and intestinal helminths infections including malnutrition and mental health affect pregnancy outcomes, infant growth and health, immune development and immune dysregulation through gut microbiota profiles and composition from birth to adolescence, with a special focus on HIV-exposed but uninfected infants and children.