Dr Sam M Mbulaiteye, Co-Editor-in-Chief
As a senior investigator in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB), Dr. Mbulaiteye focuses his research on unraveling the role of infections, immunity, and genetic factors in the etiology of Burkitt lymphoma and Kaposi sarcoma. Both of these malignancies are endemic in Africa and their risk is substantially increased in the setting of HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Mbulaiteye received his primary medical degree from Makerere University, Kampala (1990). He earned advanced degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics (M.Phil.) from the University of Cambridge, U.K. (1994), and received specialization in internal medicine (M.Med.) from Makerere University (1996). He began his research career at the Uganda Cancer Institute (1994-1997) by leading the fieldwork on a large case-control study to measure the impact of HIV on cancer in children and adults. He transitioned to the Uganda Virus Research Institute where he tracked the population dynamics of HIV by measuring incidence and prevalence of HIV in a large rural general population in southwest Uganda in a study funded by the U.K. Medical Research Council. Dr. Mbulaiteye joined IIB as a research fellow in December 2000, and was awarded scientific tenure by the NIH and appointed senior investigator in 2013.
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