Dr Anil Pooran

Dr Anil Pooran is a senior researcher at the Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity (CLII) at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute. He is currently leading the Drug Resistance and Immunology groups within the Centre. Dr Pooran’s main research interest is tuberculosis with a specific focus on host immunity at the site of disease (i.e. the lung). The CLII recently completed the TB HART study to investigate lung-specific host immunity to mycobacterial antigens by, for the first time in humans, bronchoscopically instilling BCG and PPD into the lungs of participants along a spectrum of TB susceptibility (data analysis is ongoing). This work is being continued through a recently awarded UK MRC grant.