Moses R. Joloba

Dean, School of Biomedical Sciences Makerere University

Assoc. Prof. Moses Joloba is the current head of the Department of Medical Microbiology at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He is the current head of laboratories and also heads the appointments and promotions committee of the department.Assoc. Prof. Joloba completed his MBChB at Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Uganda, in 1994, after which he won a Forgarty Scholarship for Master of Science in Microbiology and PhD in Molecular Microbiology at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, with Dr. Philip Rather. In 1997, he joined Makerere University College of Health sciences as a faculty member, and in 2003 he established the Molecular Biology laboratory in the Department of Medical Microbiology. This laboratory focused on TB research and in 2006, molecular detection of MTC infections as a routine was introduced for the first time in Ugandan research labs.

Assoc. Prof. Joloba has won grants from WHO/TDR, SIDA-SAREC, NIH and the European Union for TB research ranging from basic to applied and clinical. His research focus is bacterial quorum sensing, TB molecular epidemiology and drug resistance. Assoc. Prof. Joloba is the current director of Supranational Reference Laboratory Uganda.