Address: MRC Keneba, MRC Unit The Gambia, PO Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia
Alansana Darboe joined the MRC Unit, The Gambia in 2003 as a laboratory technician working on a Pneumococcal Vaccine Trial in Basse specializing in Streptococcus Pneumonia microbiology. In 2005 he transferred to the MRC International Nutrition Group where he has worked for the past 8 years. In 2007 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of Manchester, where he graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences. He returned to The Gambia in 2010 and has been working on the MMCT-LRTI and ENID multiple micro-nutrient supplementation trials.
Alansana Darboe is doing a PhD with Prof Eleanor Riley of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research interest is looking at natural killer cell (a type of white blood cell) function in vaccine-induced immunization. Specifically, he will be focusing on the role of natural killer cells in flu vaccinated individuals.