Dr Satria Prabowo
Research Degree Student
in Immunology of Infectious Diseases
Satria Arief Prabowo is a PhD student in Dr. Helen Fletcher's research group.
His PhD project aims to identify therapeutic tuberculosis (TB) vaccine regimens that can improve current treatment. He will investigate the concept of combining vaccination with drug therapy to enhance the host immune response and improve the overall effectiveness of currently used TB drugs. He will use a recently developed ex-vivo assay for assessing inhibition of mycobacterial growth to identify optimum vaccine regimens, as well as investigate immune mechanisms using ELISPOT, flow cytometry, DNA microarray and Luminex analysis in both pre-clinical animal studies and clinical settings.
Prior to joining LSHTM, Satria obtained his MBBS degree (with distinction) from the Faculty of Medicine Airlangga University, Indonesia. During his study, he was awarded a scholarship for a clinical internship in the Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands. He was subsequently appointed as a researcher and was involved in a research consortium for an EU-funded grant application. His previous international publications reviewed the concept of therapeutic vaccination in TB.
For his current study, he receives a scholarship from the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP).