Zimbabwean Joshua Foromera knows firsthand the importance of HIV/AIDS research in Africa

Joshua_ForomeraStudent: Joshua Foromera , T'13
Major: Biology, minor in Chemistry
Faculty mentors: Barton Haynes and Larry Liao, Professors of Medicine and Immunology

In 2007, Foromera, now a Duke University junior, was a refugee, desperate to further his education after leaving his native Zimbabwe for South Africa...When Foromera first arrived in the U.S., he joined Project Search, Duke's pre-orientation program that familiarizes incoming students with university-level research. This introduction to research accompanied Foromera's desire to learn more about HIV/AIDS and immunology and prepared the way for a summer internship in the DHVI research lab working alongside graduate students and other immunology researchers.

Read Justin Hubbard's story in DukeToday.