Uzma Alam, Ph.D.

Columnist: Uzma Alam, Ph.D.

Uzma Alam, Ph.D. is passionate about improving health care in developing countries and controlling emerging infectious diseases. Being a native of Kenya her interest in infectious diseases stemmed early and out of first hand experiences. Alam received her Bachelors in Science from the University of Cardiff, Wales and her PhD from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Currently Alam is Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University, where her research focuses on population level aspects of the molecular genetics of tsetse – Wolbacha interaction. In her spare time she enjoys Sufi poetry and on weekends can be spotted across New England at Road bike races where she is known for the loudest cheer.