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Alex Kayongo, MBChB, MSc

Alex Kayongo received his medical degree from Makerere University College of health sciences in Kampala Uganda, graduating on the prestigious Dean’s list, completed a postgraduate research fellowship in HIV genetics and microbial pathogenesis at Yale University and global health as a J1 scholar at Western Connecticut Health Network. Currently He is a Fogarty global health research fellow determining factors associated with COPD in people living with HIV/AIDs in rural Ugandan communities. In addition, Alex is trained in Immunology and Clinical microbiology at Makerere University College of health Sciences where He is currently investigating host genetic factors responsible for CD4+T cell intrinsic resistance to HIV in Ugandan elite and viremic controllers using T cell-based assays and advanced genomic technologies. His passion is in understanding the interplay between HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension and chronic kidney disease.