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Dr Sirina Muntaka

Lecturer in Immunology and Infection
School of Medicine

Dr. Muntaka is a lecturer and module lead in Immunology and Infection at the UCLan School of Medicine's AUC/UK Track postgraduate diploma in International Medical Sciences (PGDip-IMS) programme

Dr Muntaka is also an academic advisor to several students and hold various committee membership roles. Dr. Muntaka has several publications in the area of microbiology and immunology in peer review journals including the journal of Infection and Immunity (IFN-γ and IL-17A differentially influence the response of human macrophages and neutrophils to Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection), Frontiers Microbiology (Contribution of the alkylquinolone quorum sensing system to the interaction of Pseudomonas aeruginosa with bronchial epithelial cells), BioMed Central Women’s Health (A survey of Depression among infertile women in Ghana) among other. Dr. Muntaka has also presented in various natonal and international conferences including the UK, USA, Italy and Brussels

Dr. Muntaka spent eight years working in Ghana, first as a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi and later as a Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale. Before joining UCLan, Dr. Muntaka was a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham in UK and her primary research interests centres around host-pathogen interaction and immunotherapy.

  • PhD Immunology and Microbiology, The University of Nottingham, 2017.
  • MSc. Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Nottingham, 2012.
  • BSc. Medical Laboratory Technology, First Class Honours, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, 2009
  • Associate Teacher’s Programme (ATP)- (Certificate), The University of Nottingham, 2019
  • Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)- (Certificate), Higher Education Academy, 2019
  • Intensive Teaching and learning in Higher education programme (ILTP)- (Certificate), The University of Nottingham, 2014
  • Best Faculty of the Semester in the Celebration of Academic Excellence - AUC School of Medicine - June 2020
  • Schlumberger faculty for the future fellowship, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • University of Nottingham Developing solutions scholarship, 2011
  • Islamic development bank Scholarship, 2006-2009
  • Host-pathogen interaction and Immunotherapy