The Centre of Excellence for Spatial Omics Research in Africa (CESORA), based at Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), recently hosted its first intern as part of its broader education and training programme.

Harvard University student Cody Chou spent nine weeks in AHRI faculty member Prof Zaza Ndhlovu’s lab, working extensively with CESORA’s GeoMx technology to better understand the transcriptional profile of HIV-infected macrophages within lymph node tissues. Cody is the first trainee to benefit from the training at CESORA.

The internship was supported via a research fellowship from Harvard’s Global Health Institute, in collaboration with the Ragon Institute. Cody’s previous research experience in molecular biology and computational analysis, combined with his outstanding academic achievements, made him an ideal candidate for the training programme.

CESORA provides a range of education and training opportunities. Through hands-on training and project-based learning, researchers are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to use, develop, and apply spatial omics technologies to study diseases in native tissue environments. Click here to find out more.