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Jared Kirui

Jared Kirui is from Kenya. He completed his bachelor's degree in biomedical laboratory technology at Makerere University in Uganda. He then worked for three years as a laboratory technologist at the United States Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya. There he was involved in management and monitoring of HIV patients’ therapeutic response through the determination of viral load. In particular, he helped in determination of de novo drug resistance associated mutations in the HIV genome by Sanger sequencing. Between 2013 and 2015, Jared worked at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, where he completed a master's degree in biotechnology. For his master's thesis in the lab of Dr. Gorben Pijlman, he investigated the potency of recombinant baculoviruses as vaccine vectors in fish. He then worked as a research assistant at the International Livestock Research Institute in Kenya, where he was part of a team that produced clinical trial vaccines against bovine pleuropneumonia. In October 2017 through a DAAD scholarship, he joined the Infection Biology / DEWIN program of the Hannover Medical School as a doctoral candidate. In Gisa Gerold's group, he is working on the cell entry of alphaviruses with a focus on chikungunya virus.

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