Carolyne Kifude is a senior research scientist at the KEMRI-Walter Reed Project. She started out her research activities at the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Walter Reed Project (KEMRI/WRP) as an Msc student where her research focused on molecular characterization of red blood cells polymorphisms that are protective against malaria. She later spearheaded assay development for malaria diagnosis using HRP2/PLDH and published three papers. In 2014, she successfully completed her PhD under a Strategic award funding program at the KEMRI-wellcome Trust in Kilifi, Kenya in collaboration with University of Edinburgh in Scotland and The Open University in UK . Her PhD focused on understanding different forms of severe malaria by examining the development of antibodies to parasite antigens known to mediate pathogenic phenotypes. Later in 2014, Carolyne went for a post doc at the Uniformed services University of Health Sciences in Maryland USA. In 2016 she returned to Kenya for a second postdoc where she is a co-investigator in a HIV-Malaria co-infection study. During her career Carolyne has won several awards and published in peer reviewed journals. She is determined to become a leader in global health research with particular interest in HIV and Malaria. She is a member of the ASTMH.