Dr. Rachel Aye


Dr. Francis Ndung’u

Racheal Aye is an immunologist working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust (KWTRP). In this role, Racheal aims to elucidate the reasons as to why the malaria vaccine efficacy is low at only 30%. Specifically, she will characterize antigen specific B cells in children living in malaria endemic areas following vaccination.

Prior to joining KWTRP, Racheal was a doctoral student at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) working on identifying antigens that inhibit host-pathogen interaction. She holds a PhD in Bioscience Engineering from the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium.

Racheal varied background in Veterinary Medicine and Bioscience Engineering has provided the perfect foundation for her to pursue a career as an immunologist.

Racheal’s research interest is in the area of infectious disease pathogenesis and immunology