Gerald Mboowa, BSc, MSc, PhD is a Human Genetics and Genomics research fellow at the Genomics Laboratory, Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. His interests include utilizing Genomics and Bioinformatics approaches to understanding the patterns of host Genetic determinants of resistance and susceptibility to common infectious diseases. He is also interested in Microbial Genomics and Immunology of infectious diseases especially HIV, Tuberculosis, and their co-morbidities. For his PhD research he interrogated NextGen Sequence Genomic data using Bioinformatics tools to investigate and identify the pathogenicity of host functional genetic variants/loci in pediatric HIV/AIDS disease progression in sub-Saharan Africa populations. Gerald has now submitted and successfully defended his PhD at Makerere University.
Gerald has done a postdoctoral research specifically examining HIV viral NGS data to understand its genomic diversity through the HIV Co-infections in Uganda Program funded by the Fogarty International Research Training Grant (Project #2D43TW009771-06) at the Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University, Uganda He has worked as a bioinformatics scientist at the African Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Data-Intensive Sciences of Makerere University. He is currently an Implementation Science Expert for Bioinformatics at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) under the Africa CDC Institute of Pathogen Genomics.