Tinashe K. Nyazika

PhD research student

I am a medical microbiologist with major interests in host-pathogen interaction, HIV/AIDS and mucosal and viral immunology and biomarker discover. I possess strong diagnostic and research skills and a solid understanding of experimental research methods (tissue culture, mycology, infection studies, flow cytometry, cell sorting, confocal microscopy analysis, microbiological analyses), analyses, and manuscript writing.

Research interests

Viral Immunology

Selected publications

  • Tinashe K. Nyazika, Alice Law, Todd D. Swarthout et al. Influenza-like illness is associated with high pneumococcal carriage density in Malawian children. Journal of Infection 2020 doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2020.06.079 Author #Joint 1st author

    Tinashe K. Nyazika, Rabelani Kaela, Mathias Mugoni et al. Implementation of Antibody Rapid Diagnostic Testing versus Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR Sample Pooling in the Screening of COVID-19: Case of Different Testing Strategies in Africa. mSphere 2020 doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00524-20. Author#1

    Frank Chinowaita, Wendy Chaka, Tinashe K. Nyazika et al. Sepsis in cancer patients residing in Zimbabwe: Spectrum of bacterial and fungal aetiologies and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns. BMC infectious diseases 2020; 20:161. Author#3

    Newton Kalata, Tinashe K. Nyazika, Todd D. Swarthout et al. Pneumococcal pneumonia and carriage in Africa before and after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, 2000–2019: protocol for systematic review. BMJ Open doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030981. Author #Joint 1st author

    Brenda Nherera, Kudakwashe Mhandire, Tinashe K. Nyazika et al. Comparison of non-invasive methods of assessing liver fibrosis in combination ART-experienced Zimbabweans. SAJHIVMED 2019; 20: a844. Author #3