Dr. Emmanuel C. Balandya
Dr. Balandya is a physician-scientist with expertise in biomedical sciences, encompassing Physiology, Immunology and Vaccinology. He obtained his Medical Degree at University of Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania and Doctorate Degree at Dartmouth College, USA on NIH-Fogarty AITRIP Fellowship. He subsequently joined Harvard Medical School on a Post-doctoral fellowship where he studied the safety, immunogenicity and protective efficacy of investigational HIV-1 vaccines. Following his return to Tanzania, he has researched on immunity and infections in Sickle Cell Anaemia (through the NIH-Fogarty/NHLBI Global Health Fellowship) and Respiratory Health Effects of Indoor Air Pollution (through LIRA 2030 Africa). He is published and has presented his work at national and international platforms. Dr. Balandya is also actively involved in designing and conducting short courses on bioethics and scientific writing to MUHAS and Tanzanian research community, and is Member of the Organizing Committee for the MUHAS Scientific Conference. Dr. Balandya is a Board Member of Young Scientists Tanzania (YST), a nation-wide Science Outreach Programme, and consults with the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) on matters related to health research and education. He is a scientific reviewer for Tanzania Journal of Health Research (TJHR) and PLOS ONE.