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Dr Nelita du Plessis

Dr Nelita du Plessis is currently a senior scientist at Stellenbosch University Immunology Research Group, whom she joined as research assistant in 2007.   She obtained her B.Sc degree in Genetics from Stellenbosch University, followed by Hons B.Sc (Molecular Genetics) and M.Sc (Human Genetics) degrees.  She finished her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at Stellenbosch University in 2012, focusing on the immunological effect of helminth infestations on the innate and adaptive host responses to Mtb in a mouse model.

Her current research builds on this, particularly around myeloid derived supressor cells of the innate immune system and its role in MTB control.

Nelita can be reached at