Fungal Immunology

Patricia Achieng Otieno


Patricia, a Kenyan national is pursuing her doctorate in Fungal Immunology at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Her commitment to women and children is evident in the time she invests giving motivational talks and teaching life skills to children in primary schools (Kenya). Patricia is also Vice-Chairperson of the Dikakapa Every Day Heroes (DEH), mentoring disadvantaged youth through tutoring and motivational talks (South Africa).

This inspirational woman is also Involved in public science engagement initiatives encouraging young girls to think about a career in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as member of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SA WISE).

On completion of her studies, Patricia plans to teach and research. Start her own Fungal Research Unit in Kenya, focusing on relevant local fungal infections, and empowering women scientists.