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Ruklanthi (Rukie) de Alwis


Ruklanthi (Rukie) de Alwis

Senior Research Scientist, ViREMICS

Ruklanthi (Rukie) completed her PhD training in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, where she investigated the human antibody responses to Dengue virus. Further, she acquired training in Epidemiology (MPH) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and worked as an epidemiologist at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She then joined the ViREMiCS team, where she is currently pursuing projects looking at human antibody responses to viruses both at a mechanistic and population level.

Research interests:

  • Antibody responses to flaviviruses
  • Immuno-epidemiology of antibody responses to natural infections
  • Pre-clinical and clinical vaccine development
  • Antibody responses as a tool for surveillance of infectious disease

Other Affiliations:

Senior Research Fellow
Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme
Duke-NUS Medical School

Contact: +65 6576 7090