Nadia Ikumi-01

Nadia Ikumi

University of Cape Town
South Africa

Nadia Ikumi (née Chanzu) is a UK National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR) Preterm Birth Prevention and Management (PRIME) group research associate based in the Division of Immunology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Nadia holds a BSc. Biochemistry (Hons.) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, a MSc. Biomedical Science (Haematology), from Kingston University London, UK and a PhD in Tropical and Infectious Diseases from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. During her PhD, she was also a fellow of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, International Infectious Diseases and Global Health Training Program (IID & GHTP). In 2016, Nadia joined the University of Cape Town as the first African to be awarded the prestigious AXA Research Fund fellowship. Since then her research has been focused on exploring dysregulated immune events in the human placenta in cohorts of HIV infected and uninfected women in Cape Town, South Africa.