Dr Stephen Cose
Stephen is an Assistant Professor in Immunology at the LSHTM, permanently seconded to Uganda. He now lives in Entebbe, Uganda and is a Senior Immunologist at the MRC Unit there. Stephen also has an Honorary Senior Lectureship at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences.
His research interests are in the Immunology of TB infection. He has several TB projects looking at the role of B cells in TB infection. He has a MRC funded study to look at whether maternal latent TB infection affects the infant response to BCG in Uganda, a setting where BCG has poor efficacy. He also has a Wellcome Trust funded PhD Fellow conducting a clinical trial on the non-specific effects of BCG vaccination in infants.
In addition to these research activities, he is also involved in an EU collaboration called The Schistovac, which aims to find a vaccine candidate for schistosomiasis.