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Lorraine Pfavayi

Lorraine Pfavayi

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Lorraine Pfavayi

DPhil Student of Clinical Medicine


MSc Biotechnology, University of Zimbabwe 2018

BSc Hons Biochemistry, University of Zimbabwe 2016

Previous experience

Research Scientist Intern, Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Clinic, August 2016 – August 2018

Laboratory technologist Intern, National Institute of Health Research, Zimbabwe, Sept 2014 – June 2015


Characterisation of allergic reactivity to fungi in a Zimbabwean population

Studies on allergy in African populations are sparse and there is a paucity of data on fungal allergies. This work is driven by the need to collect immunoepidemiological data to understand the nature of fungal allergy in Zimbabwe. The study comprises of analysing serological reactivity to fungal allergens and relating this to host and environmental factors including host age, sex, co-infection with schistosomes and gut mycobiome. 

Other Achievements

  • IUIS-FAIS-SAI-AAA Immuno Algeria 2020 course: Challenge of Allergy in the molecular era