Sirina Muntaka, PhD
Sirina Muntaka, PhD is a Lecturer in Immunology and Infection at AUC School of Medicine's UK Track program. Dr. Muntaka is on faculty at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston UK, where the program is delivered.
Dr. Muntaka earned her MSc and PhD in microbiology and immunology from the University of Nottingham in the UK. She spent eight years working in Ghana, first as a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi and later as a Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University for Development Studies in Tamale.
Before joining UCLan, Dr. Muntaka was a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. Her primary research interests center around host-pathogen interaction and immunotherapy. Some of her current and recent research activities include phagocytes collaboration for the control of infections, and specific mannose receptor blockade as a novel tool for reprogramming tumour-associated macrophages for anticancer therapy. Dr. Muntaka is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.