Momodou W. Jallow
Address: MRC Keneba, MRC Unit The Gambia, PO Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia
Momodou joined MRC in 2008 as a laboratory technician, working of a project investigating the immunological mechanisms of zinc supplementation as an adjuvant therapy for pneumonia. Momodou worked both in Basse and Fajara on the same project, overseeing the sample collection and processing for the entire project in Basse. In March 2012, Momodou returned fully to Fajara, where he worked on hepcidin analysis for various projects requiring this skills. In 2010, Momodou was awarded a scholarship to pursue a foundation degree in biomedical science, which he successfully completed in 2014. Subsequently, in September 2014, he was awarded a scholarship to pursue a full-time one-year BSc top-up at Kingston University London, where he graduated in June 2015 with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science.
Momodou is interested in the area of iron and infection. He has been offered to pursue a PhD looking the effects of hepcidin pathway genes in iron metabolism using the Genes-in-Action (GiA) study design.