Joseph Nkamwesiga

Joseph Nkamwesiga

Joseph holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology and MSc. Molecular Biology from Makerere University Uganda. He has vast experience in laboratory and field research. He focuses on control of infectious diseases especially those of veterinary importance, employing molecular biology, spatial modelling and other related advanced epidemiology methods.

His recent research has been on African swine fever virus, Lumpy skin disease virus, ticks, and Peste des Petits Ruminants virus. 

Joseph is currently a PhD student at Freie Universität Berlin. His PhD Research topic is Epidemiology of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Uganda. It contributes directly to the PPR Epidemiology component of the BUILD Uganda Program, whose overall objective is to better understand the infection dynamics of PPR, the importance of other small ruminant diseases and evaluate the biological impact of certain interventions especially vaccination under selected livestock production systems in Uganda.