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Dr André Loxton

Dr André Loxton is a senior scientist in the Stellenbosch University Immunology Group (SUNIRG). He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Stellenbosch University and his PhD focused on regulatory T-cells during HIV-TB co-infection.

His current research continues around the different cell phenotypes, including regulatory T-cells and B-cells (currently evaluating new roles for these cells) present during Tuberculosis and HIV disease and the discovery of associated biomarkers of infection, disease progression and treatment response.

He is actively involved in TB vaccine studies and vaccine end-point characterization. He is experienced in a wide range of research related activities, from operational issues of cohort recruitment and follow-up to advanced immunological and molecular biological laboratory techniques, which is ideally suited for research in Tuberculosis in a high endemic area.

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