Rinter Kimathi

Picture of Rinter Karimi KimathiRinter’s interests lie in the immunology of infectious and non-infectious diseases, with an incline towards vaccine development. She previously worked at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme as a research assistant in a project that sought to identify parasite proteins that could be possible vaccine candidates against malaria using samples from multiple African countries.

She holds a Master of Science in Biochemistry and a First-Class Honors Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Rinter applied for the Wellcome Trust Integrated Infection Biology PhD Programme as it offers an exceptional platform to learn from the very best scientists in the field of immunology and vaccine development, through application of cutting edge technology. She also likes the diversity within the research environment and the opportunity to interact with other people from different cultures. 

Outside of work, Rinter enjoyed reading fictional books and travelling.