Jenniffer Maroa

African Academy of Sciences,
Program Manager

Get to know Jenniffer

Jenniffer spent 16 years as a HIV-1 basic science researcher. Her research broadly focused on understanding host innate and immune factors that modulate HIV-1 transmission and pathogenesis. Specifically, she investigated host immune responses in mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 with a particular focus on breast milk transmission, and explored antibody evolution in natural HIV-1 infection with the goal of informing antibody-based vaccine design. As the program manager for AESA H3Africa, her portfolio includes the management and implementation of 4 newly funded projects covering both infectious and non-infectious diseases.  She strongly believes that Africa needs to invest in genomics work today to enjoy precision in public health tomorrow. She is a passionate advocate for young girls access to information regarding their health.