Nelia P Manamela

Medical scientist

Nelia is currently a medical scientist in the Antibody Immunity Research unit within the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD). Her research is focused on understanding the role of Fc mediated antibody responses against HIV and COVID-19, through the development and use of flow cytometry based assays. She majored in biochemistry and microbiology for her undergraduate degree and holds an MSc degree in medical biochemistry. Outside her research activities, she is very passionate about STEM and her goal is to accelerate and ignite science interest in young people.