Tusuubira Sharif has built up over 6 year’s expertise in the area of Biomedical Science. He holds a BSC in Biomedical Laboratory Science. He started his research career as a research assistant in the Lake Victoria Research Initiative (Vicres), a regional collaborative-multidisciplinary research programme of the Inter-University Council for East Africa and rose to the rank of assistant research manager for the Uganda arm with the Anti- Mould project at the College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB), Makerere University. Sharif received a Graduate Studentship Award from COVAB for his MSC degree and his research focuses on explorations of novel thermostable enzymes with biotechnology applications from garbage dumping sites and geothermal sites in Uganda.
Tusuubira Sharifu is one the founding members of the Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Foundation, a non-governmental /nonprofit organization formed with the aim of promoting Sickle Cell awareness, sensitization and fighting Sickle Cell Disease while improving the quality of life of people living with Sickle Cell Disease in Uganda.
Sharif’s research areas of interest include; novel therapeutics development, sickle cell disease with interests in genomics and management; and mycology focusing on aspect of fungal immunology.
Sharif teaches courses that include Cell Biology and Genetics, Medical Ethics and Law, Medical mycology and Research methods to undergraduates.
- Presentation “The role of civil society in sickle cell disease management; a case study of the Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Foundation” at the 6th International Conference on Sickle Cell Disease in Central Africa.