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213. St. John's Research Institute, Bangalore, India

Please note that applications will be accepted for this internship until February 5th at 5pm. Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit, so you may apply for this in addition to three others. 

Malnutrition is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. It is a major impediment to population health and economic development, and the vicious cycle of under-nutrition, poverty, and infectious diseases has dominated the health profiles of developing countries.

212. Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto, South Africa

Please note that applications will be accepted for this internship until February 5th at 5PM.

One of Africa’s leading research centres, the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) is situated at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital—known locally as ‘Bara’—in Soweto, Johannesburg. PHRU engages in research, training, policy-formulation and advocacy concerning HIV-positive people and their children. Specifically, PHRU conducts adult, paediatric and adolescent HIV treatment research, HIV prevention research and investigations into tuberculosis and other HIV co-infections. In addition to the numerous pharmaceutical and publicly-funded clinical trials PHRU continues to carry out, the unit also conducts important behavioural and social science research, advocates for research access and provides needed care to the people of Soweto.

210. Kwon Lab, Durban, South Africa

The Kwon Laboratory is focused on applying new technologies to the study of immune responses against HIV at mucosal surfaces. Our group in South Africa performs translational research utilizing patient samples from the well-characterized FRESH (Females Rising through Education, Support, and Health) cohort to better understand viral, metagenomic, and adaptive immune factors important for HIV immunity and pathogenesis in the female genital tract.

209. Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education, Chennai, India

Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE) (www.yrgcare.org) is located in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state and one of the epicenters of the Indian HIV epidemic. YRG CARE is one of the largest private organizations providing HIV care in India, having treated over 20,000 PLHIV since its founding in 1993. YRG CARE serves patients who are newly diagnosed with HIV as well as experienced patients referred from other HIV providers.

208. University of São Paulo School of Public Health, São Paulo, Brazil

Please note that applications will be accepted for this internship until February 5th at 5pm. Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit, so you may apply for this in addition to three others. 

The selected candidate will work alongside Prof. Patricia Jaime and a postdoctoral researcher to develop, adapt, and validate key messages from the 2014 Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population.

206. Laboratory of Immunopathology at the René Rachou Research Institute - Fiocruz Minas Foundation, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The selected Candidate will have the opportunity to work in the Laboratory of Immunopathology at the René Rachou Research Institute in the state of Minas Gerais, under Professor Ricardo Gazzinelli. The mission of the lab is to (i) understand the immunological mechanisms associated with the pathogenesis of diseases caused by protozoa and (ii) to develop new vaccines that induce cell-mediated immune responses and protective immunity against protozoan infections. The group is also dedicated to developing human capital through teaching and research activities.

202. Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana

The Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) is a collaborative research and training initiative between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative. At the heart of BHP’s mission is a collaborative approach to conducting clinical and laboratory-based research, with an emphasis on training and building local capacity. Students may have an opportunity to work on either wet lab projects or the ongoing clinical trials.

204. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Tuberculosis is a difficult disease to treat, in part because it can adapt to survive antibiotic treatment even when the DNA sequence would suggest that they are susceptible. In collaboration with the Rubin lab at Harvard, this site provides students an opportunity to work with Professor Babak Javid at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s leading medical schools.

The Javid lab is interested in phenotypic resistance of mycobacteria to antibiotics, and in particular, the role of “adaptive mistranslation” in this process.