Niaina Rakotosamimanana

niaina rakotosamimanana

Head of the Mycobacteria Unit

Pasteur Institute Of Madagascar







Network Investigator


Research Keywords: 

TB, Diagnostics, Molecular Epidemiology, Immunology, Drug Resistance



Niaina Rakotosamimanana obtained his PhD in microbiology in 2010 from the University of Antananarivo Madagascar and the Sorbonne University, Paris, France. He has been working on TB at the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar since 2010. He is currently leading the Mycobacteriolgy Unit and is in charge of the TB research program which includes translational and operational research programs that aimed to develop new TB diagnostic tools and perform drug resistance surveillance in collaboration with the National Tuberculosis Control Program of Madagascar. He has participated in several studies of TB in animals in Madagascar, both those intended for human consumption and those of wildlife.


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