Prof Kerina Duri
University of Zimbabwe
Professor 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 and over the past 24 months and there is been incredible accumulation of data from the pairs. Her research interest is understanding how maternal comorbidities: HIV, Helicobacter pylori and intestinal helminthes infections including malnutrition and mental health affect pregnancy outcome, infant growth and health, immune development and immune dysregulation through gut microbiota profiles and composition from birth into adolescence with a special focus on HIV exposed but uninfected infants/children.