Arox Kamng'ona, Ph.D.

 Arox  Kamng'ona, Ph.D.

Position

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Department of Nutrition

Contact

Education

B.S. (Hons), Chemistry, University of Malawi, Malawi.
B.S. (Hons, Molecular Biology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
M.S., Molecular Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Ph.D., Infection and Immunity, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Research Interests

Dr. Kamng’ona received his B.S. (honours) in Chemistry from the University of Malawi, Malawi and his B.S. (honours) in Molecular Biology from The University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. He received his M.S. in Molecular Biology form the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. He received his Ph.D. in Infection and Immunity from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom. He is currently working as a postdoctoral scholar examining the effects of a lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) on Malawian infants gut microbiota, as well as the association between microbiota and subsequent infant outcomes (growth, development, morbidity and inflammation). His broad interests are in understanding the human microbiota and impact on human health in resource poor African settings.

Publications

Chaguza C, Andam CP, Harris SR, Cornick JE, Yang M, Bricio-Moreno L, Kamng’ona AW, Parkhill J, French N, Heyderman RS, Kadioglu A, Everett DB, Bentley SD, Hanage WP. 2016. Recombination in Streptococcus pneumoniae lineages increase with carriage duration and size of the polysaccharide capsule. mBio 7(5):e01053-16. doi:10.1128/mBio.01053-16 [Article]

Kamng'ona AW, Hinds J, Bar-Zeev N, Gould KA, Chaguza C, Msefula C, Cornick JE, Kulohoma BW, Gray K, Bentley SD, French N, Heyderman RS, Everett DB. High multiple carriage and emergence of Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine serotype variants in Malawian children. BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 20;15:234.[PubMed]

Kulohoma BW, Gray K, Kamng'ona A, Cornick J, Bentley SD, Heyderman RS, Everett DB. Piliation of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in the era prior to pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction, in Malawi. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013 Nov;20(11):1729-35. [PubMed]

Cornick, JE, Harris, SR, Parry, CM, Moore, MJ, Jassi, C, Kamng’ona, A, Kulohoma, B, Heyderman, RS, Bentley, SD, Everett, DB. Genomic identification of a novel co-trimoxazole resistance genotype and its prevalence amongst Streptococcus pneumoniae in Malawi. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Feb;69(2):368-74. [PMC]

Glennie SJ, Banda D, Gould K, Hinds J, Kamngona A, Everett DD, Williams NA, Heyderman RS. Defective Pneumococcal-Specific Th1 Responses in HIV- Infected Adults Precedes a Loss of Control of Pneumococcal Colonization. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Jan;56(2):291-9. [PubMed]

Kamng'ona A, Moore JP, Lindsey G, Brandt W. Inhibition of HIV-1 and M-MLV reverse transcriptase by a major polyphenol (3,4,5 tri-O-galloylquinic acid) present in the leaves of the South African resurrection plant, Myrothamnus flabellifolia. J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem. 2011 Dec;26(6):843-53. [PubMed]