Pax Jessey Masimba
Research Topic: Assessment of the bioactivity of roots and leaves of Carissa spinarum extracts from two geographic locations in two seasons in Tanzania against some pathogenic bacteria and fungi.
Fellowship Category: Post-PhD
Home Institution: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania
Mentor at Home Institution: Dr Ester Innocent
Host Institution: University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Supervisor at Host Institution: Dr Rose Masalu
CVF Masimba’s research seeks to establish whether leaves can be an alternative plant part that can be harvested for medicinal purpose at a specific season and thereby help in conservation of this plant. In addition, he will find out which geographical region is optimal for propagation of Carissa spinarum for medicinal purposes. I expect to meet and share issues related to climate change with experts in this field and form research networks and collaborations.