Aminata Colle LO

University Cheikh Anta DIOP    


Project title: Malaria transmission in Senegal: Host and Parasite interaction
Dr. Aminata Colle LO obtained a Master’s degree with honors in Biology in Parasitology Department of the Faculty of Medicine of UCAD. She participated on several projects (IPT-c, IPT-i, Randomized trial, Clinical Trial, WHO-TDR-FIND-Parasitology project, etc.) in areas of Senegal.
With a scholarship from a Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) project funded by Bill and Melinda GATES, she pursued postgraduate study at the University and did her lab work at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in UK and graduate with a doctorate degree in 2013. Her research work involved studying the molecular markers and immunity development during SMC in Senegal.
From April 2015 to March 2017, Dr LO led a project on malaria transmission in GHANA on behalf on the postdoctoral fellowship program funded by Bill and Melinda GATES at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Ghana.
Currently, within the MARCAD program, she is awarded a second postdoctoral fellowship allowing her to maintain the same objectives as working on malaria elimination in SENEGAL. Her objective is to understand how gametocytes are rendered infectious as well as understand the dynamics of the development of transmission blocking antibodies which are developed against these gametocytes and better understand how these works together to cause malaria transmission