Anele Gela

anele gela

Dr Anele Gela

Post-doctoral Researcher

University of Cape Town

Tel: +2721 406 6787







Network Associate



Research Keywords

TB vaccines, donor-unrestricted T cells, Mycobacterium tuberculosis



Dr. Gela completed a PhD degree in 2016 at Lund University in the field of respiratory medicine and allergology and later transitioned to TB vaccines and clinical immunology at the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, University of Cape Town. His research focus is on identifying host determinant of protective immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.


Key Publications

Anele Gela†, Gwendolyn M. Swarbrick *†, Meghan E.Cansler , Megan D. Null ,Rowan B. Duncan, Elisa Nemes , Muki Shey , Mary Nsereko, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Sarah Kiguli , Jeffrey Koh, Willem A. Hanekom, Mark Hatherill , Christina Lancioni ,David M. Lewinsohn, Thomas J. Scriba‡ and Deborah A. Lewinsohn‡. Postnatal Expansion, Maturation, and Functionality of MR1T Cells in Humans. Front. Immunol. 11:556695. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.556695

Suliman S, Gela A, Mendelsohn SC, Iwany SK, Tamara KL, Mabwe S, Bilek N, Darboe F, Fisher M, Corbett AJ, Kjer-Nielsen L, Eckle SBG, Huang CC, Zhang Z, Lewinsohn DM, McCluskey J, Rossjohn J, Hatherill M, León SR, Calderon RI, Lecca L, Murray M, Scriba TJ, Van Rhijn I, Moody DB. Peripheral Blood Mucosal-Associated Invariant T cells in Tuberculosis Patients and Healthy Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Exposed Controls. J Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 17; 222(6): 995-1007. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa173.

Suliman S, Murphy M, Musvosvi M, Gela A, Meermeier EW, Geldenhuys H, Hopley C, Toefy A, Bilek N, Veldsman A, Hanekom WA, Johnson JL, Boom WH, Obermoser G, Huang H, Hatherill M, Lewinsohn DM, Nemes E, Scriba TJ. MR1-Indepedemt Activation of Human Mucosal-Associated Invariant T cells by Mycobacteria. J Immunol. 2019 Dec 1;203(11):2917-2927. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1900674.


Weblinks of Interest

SATVI website