Maano Valerie Masiphephethu

Global Infectious Disease Research Training Fellow | 2018

Maano Valerie Masiphephethu has obtained her Master of Science in Microbiology from University of Limpopo, South Africa. She is a current pre-doctoral GIDRT fellow and is mentored by Professor Afsatou Traore & Professor Pascal Bessong at the University of Venda and Professor Scott Heysell at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the pharmacogenetic analysis of tuberculosis cohorts from African populations, and pharmacological evaluation of medicinal plants used in the treatment of tuberculosis in the Limpopo community, South Africa. She will continue to work towards her PhD in microbiology at the University of Venda.