Shi-Hsia Hwa, Ph.D.

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

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Ph.D., Infection and Immunity, University College London 

Portrait of Shi-Hsia Hwa, Ph.D.


Shi-Hsia’s project aims to discover new B cell antigens in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) as well as functionally protective human monoclonal antibodies, using high-throughput, antigen-agnostic methods to isolate anti-Mtb antibodies from tuberculosis (TB)-exposed donors. While Mtb has a large number of protein, polysaccharide, and lipoglycan antigens that elicit specific antibodies, only a handful have been linked to protection with known mechanisms.