This week CIDRZ has been honoured to have a visit by esteemed NIH/NIAID virologist Dr Marshall Bloom. Dr Bloom is a recognized expert on the pathogenesis of tick-borne flaviviruses, persistent infections and parvoviruses and serves as the Chief of Biology of vector-borne viruses in the Laboratory of Virology, and Associate Director for Scientific Management at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana. RML is part of the Division of Intramural Research of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
During his visit Dr Bloom delivered a talk about RML and the science they undertake as well as visited the CIDRZ Central Laboratory, the CIDRZ Microbiology Lab and the University of Zambia Veterinary School Laboratory. The purpose of the visit was to discuss possible future collaborations.
Dr Bloom with Dr Richard Mutemwa, CIDRZ Director of Primary Care and Health Systems Strengthening at the CIDRZ Central Lab
Dr Bloom with Obert Kachuwaire, CIDRZ Lab Director
At the CIDRZ microbiology lab with Dr Mutemwa and lab scientist and rotavirus researcher Michelo Simuyandi
With Dr Edgar Simulundu and colleagues at the University of Zambia School of Veterinary Medicine Laboratory