Researcher

Angeziwa Chunga Chirambo

Angeziwa is funded by the MLW core training grant and Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Angeziwa is a joint PhD student registered with the University of Malawi and University of Liverpool. Her research project “The role of Gastrointestinal tract microbiota in colonization resistance against enteric bacterial pathogens” is supervised by Prof Melita Gordon who heads the Salmonella and Enteric Pathogens group at MLW. She works in collaboration with researchers from COM, UoL, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and the Quadram Institute Biosciences.

She holds a Masters in Infectious Diseases from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, (funded by CSC) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science and Technology from University of Malawi, The Polytechnic (funded by the Malawi government).
Angeziwa’s research area of interest is in how the gut microbiota controls infections. She would specifically like to study the gut microbiota and its associated immune responses to natural or vaccine-induced Salmonella challenge. Her long term goals are to conduct cutting edge research, be one of the first female Malawian biomedical research leaders, and to train the next generation of scientists that can compete on an international level.