Dr Nashied Peton - Carnegie Developing Emerging Academic Leaders Award (Deal) in Africa

16 Oct 2017 - 10:45

Nashied PetonDr Nashied Peton from the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) - Department of Pathology – Division of Medical Microbiology has been awarded a Carnegie Corporation Early-Career Fellowship for a period of 3 years. He held a previous Carnegie fellowship award in the Next Generation of Academics in Africa Programme, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from May 2015 to April 2016.

Dr Peton obtained his doctoral degree in 2013 under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Blackburn in the Department of Integrated Biomedical Sciences at the University of Cape Town. After becoming the recipient of a 2015 Carnegie Postdoctoral fellowship, he joined the CIDRI-Africa research group under the supervision of Dr Anna Coussens and Professor Robert J Wilkinson.

Dr Peton’s research focus is on Tuberculosis and HIV-1 (TB-HIV) host-directed therapies. He is investigating the human macrophage response to infection, specifically how HIV perturbs the macrophage response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and how modulating the host response can enhance pathogen clearance and prevent pathogen induced cell death.

We would like to congratulate Dr Peton on this prestigious award, and wish him well as he takes his research forward and contributes further to new knowledge in the field of Tuberculosis and HIV Infectious Diseases.