Dr Clara Chamba
MD, MMed, PhD Cand
Dr Clara Chamba, a medical specialist in haematology and blood transfusion, is the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) site Principal Investigator for the AI-REAL project. She is a lecturer and coordinator of the postgraduate training programme in the department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion in MUHAS.
Her research interest is in blood cancer genomics and precision diagnostics for blood cancers. Pursuing this research agenda, she will be validating the use of circulating cell free DNA as a bio-marker for the diagnosis and prognosis of lymphoma in children and young adults as part of her doctoral research. She is also a co-investigator on a project analysing mutations that contribute to the sub-optimal response to Imatinib therapy in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia patients in Tanzania.
Dr Clara has been awarded the Global Haematology Scholarship award by the British Society of Haematology which has provided an opportunity for her to visit the Oxford Molecular Diagnostic Centre, building on skills that will enable her to achieve her research and career goals.