Mr Caleb Muefong
BSc MSc MScR
Research Degree Student
Caleb Muefong is a PhD candidate at the Vaccines and Immunity Department within the MRC Unit at LSHTM and simultaneously registered at the University of Munich, Germany. His PhD study aims at investigating the role of neutrophils in long-term lung impairment and recovery in active pulmonary TB patients in The Gambia. He is also a commonwealth scholarship alumni mentor. His interests are in drug development and control of chronic disease with an accent on effective communications strategies and public engagement activities (notably, a recipient of the LSHTM's TB Centre engagement fellowship and prize and; of The Commonwealth Scholarship alumni community engagement fund.)
He previously obtained a BSc and an MSc (with thesis) in Biochemistry at the University of Yaound I, Cameroon before being awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to complete an MSc by Research in Biomedical Sciences at The University of Edinburgh, UK.
Before starting his current PhD research, Caleb worked as a postgraduate student on different experimental research studies including: the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology for investigating DNA repair associated mutations for breast cancer immunotherapy; The role of neutrophils in Fat-associated lymphoid clusters with the aim of understanding the deregulation of abdominal metabloic processes in obesity; and also the nutritional properties and potential use of Raffia farinifera fruit pulps as bio-functional foods.