William Ilua Muasya


Dr. Melissa Kapulu

William has always been fascinated by how the human body works, as well as utilizing technology to improve medical research. This inspired him to pursue Medical biotechnology with Information Technology at Maseno University. In 2018, he completed a Post Graduate Diploma program in Health Research Methods at Pwani University in collaboration with Kemri-Wellcome Trust where he was working on the kinetics of gametocyte expression in individuals undergoing controlled human malaria infection (CHMI).

His interests lie in understanding the immunology of infectious tropical disease and vaccine development. Currently, William is an MSc Immunology student at Pwani University and doing his project at KWTRP. He seeks to identify novel antigens on the surface of gametocyte-infected erythrocytes that could be utilized as transmission-blocking vaccines in malaria.