Mazuba Siamatu

Mazuba Siamatu

Research Assistant/Associate and CTU Clinical Research Assistant
Barouch Laboratory

Mazuba splits his time between being a Clinical RA in the CTU and a Research Assistant II in the virology group of the Barouch Laboratory. He joined the lab as an undergraduate student in the fall of 2019 where he completed a senior thesis on the  HIV-1 latent reservoir using a rhesus macaque HIV model. He graduated from Harvard College in the spring of 2021 with a bachelors degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and two minors in Global Health and Spanish. His research interests lie in the development of vaccines and therapeutics against global and emerging infectious diseases. Prior to joining the Barouch Lab, he conducted HIV-1 basic science research at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa. In his free time, Mazuba enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, and chess.​”