Advisory Board

Dr Edward Maina
Phone :+233 302 501178/9
Fax :+233(0)302502182
Department : Virology


Administrative Role
Principal Investigator, drug discovery against Tuberculosis project
Research Interest

My research interest focuses on T-cell roles in HIV-1 pathogenesis, persistence and progression. I am especially interested in understanding the role of IL-17 secreting and regulatory T cell subsets and their related cytokines in influencing the course of HIV-1 infection. This basic information is imperative for HIV-1 vaccine design, agonists and or synthetic cytokine based drug development.  If such treatment can be developed, it may allow for a more effective immune response after exposure to an HIV vaccine or the virus itself.


The Role of T cells in the Persistence and Progression of HIV-1 Infection.Investigation of Chemokines Regulation, and Factors Underlying Th17 Decrease in HIV-1 Infection

  1. Maina EK, Bukusi EA, Martha S, Lartey M, Ampofo WK (2014). The Relative Balance between Th17 and Regulatory T cell subsets is Critical for Progression of HIV Infection. J AIDS Clin Res; 5 (12):1-7.
  2. Maina EK, Kiiyukia C, Wamae CN, Waiyaki PG, Kariuki S (2013). Characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from skin and soft tissue infections in patients in Nairobi, Kenya. Int J Infect Dis; 17 (2):e115-9.
  3. Maina EK, Hu DL, Asano K, Nakane A (2012). Inhibition of emetic and superantigenic activities of staphylococcal enterotoxin A by synthetic peptides. Peptides; 38 (1):1-7.
  4. Maina EK, Hu DL, Tsuji T, Omoe K, Nakane A (2012). Staphylococcal enterotoxin A has potent superantigenic and emetic activities but not diarrheagenic activity. Int J Med Microbiol; 302 (2):88-95.
  5. Hu DL, Maina EK, Omoe K, Inoue F, Yasujima M, Nakane A (2011). Superantigenic toxin genes coexist with specific staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec genes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Tohoku J Exp Med; 225 (3):161-9.
  6. Li SJ, Hu DL, Maina EK, Shinagawa K, Omoe K, Nakane A (2011). Superantigenic activity of toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 is resistant to heating and digestive enzymes. J Appl Microbiol; 110 (3):729-36


Dr. Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi
DR. Evelyn Yayra Afua Bonney Kingsley Badu
Dr Aminata Colle LO Samuel Asamoah Sakyi Dr. Jewelna Akorli
(nee Osei-Poku)
Dr Patrick Valere Tsouh Fokou
Dr. Patrick Kobina Arthur Dr. Joseph Mwanzia Nguta
Dr Edward Maina Protus Arrey Tarkang