Host and bacillary factors in the pathogenesis of tuberculous meningitis


  • Dr Suzaan Marais

    University of Cape Town

Project summary

Suzaan is a neurologist with clinical interests in HIV-associated neurological diseases. She is based in the laboratory of Professor Robert J Wilkinson at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine. She is currently investigating immunopathogenic mechanisms of tuberculous meningitis immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome, a common and frequently fatal condition in high HIV/TB co-infection settings. It is anticipated that a better understanding of this syndrome will direct future prevention and treatment studies aimed at improving outcomes in patients with HIV-associated tuberculous meningitis.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.