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Shorok Sebaa

Egypt & University of Cape Town, 2018

Shorok Sebaa is an enthusiastic scientist and a researcher from Egypt, currently completing her master's in the institute of infectious diseases and molecular biology (IDM) in the division of immunology, University of Cape Town. She works to explore key factors that lead to HIV acquisition with her main focus being the male genital tract. Shorok finds the world of viruses fascinating and is passionate about shedding new light on the field of virology through her very thorough research with hopes of implementing her acquired knowledge on-field in the future. She is a co-author in a paper published in Mucosal immunology in 2019 titled: “Impact of chemokine C–C ligand 27, foreskin anatomy and sexually transmitted infections on HIV-1 target cell availability in adolescent South African males”. She started her career after graduating from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University in Egypt 2012. She then specialized in microbiology and immunology with a post graduate diploma in 2014. During her professional years, she had various work experiences, ranging in many disciplines that complemented her studies. She worked as head of water bacteriological analysis and was also an internal quality control manager in Portsaid bacteriology labs in 2014-2015. She worked as a laboratory scientist in both Portsaid gynecology and obstetrics hospital and portsaid tropical medicine and fevers hospital in 2017-2018. Notably, she worked in the government’s initiative for Hepatitis C Virus screening and treatment; A valuable experience that enabled her to be a key player in combating infectious diseases in her country. She has a wide range of lab experience including Immunofluorescence imaging, Image analysis and Data analysis.

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