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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Immunology D-index 61 Citations 10,688 203 World Ranking 1661 National Ranking 5

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Gene
  • Immune system
  • Virus

Thumbi Ndung'u spends much of his time researching Immunology, Virology, Viral load, Virus and Genetics. His work is connected to Human leukocyte antigen, Immune system, Viremia, HLA-B Antigens and Inflammation, as a part of Immunology. He has included themes like Cytotoxic T cell, Peripheral blood mononuclear cell, Antibody and Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in his Virology study.

His Viral load research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Viral evolution, Zidovudine, Interferon, T cell and Nevirapine. His Virus study which covers Epitope that intersects with CTL*. Computational biology, Peptide sequence, Function and Clade is closely connected to Fitness landscape in his research, which is encompassed under the umbrella topic of Genetics.

His most cited work include:

  • Adaptation of HIV-1 to human leukocyte antigen class I (400 citations)
  • Cervicovaginal bacteria are a major modulator of host inflammatory responses in the female genital tract (280 citations)
  • Cervicovaginal bacteria are a major modulator of host inflammatory responses in the female genital tract (280 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Thumbi Ndung'u focuses on Immunology, Virology, Viral load, Human leukocyte antigen and Immune system. In his study, Interferon is inextricably linked to Cytotoxic T cell, which falls within the broad field of Immunology. The concepts of his Virology study are interwoven with issues in Epitope, Genetics and Genotype.

As part of the same scientific family, Thumbi Ndung'u usually focuses on Viral load, concentrating on Cohort and intersecting with Cohort study. His study looks at the relationship between Human leukocyte antigen and topics such as Allele, which overlap with Histocompatibility. His Immune system research focuses on Tuberculosis and how it connects with Coinfection.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Immunology (70.69%)
  • Virology (64.37%)
  • Viral load (36.78%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Immunology (70.69%)
  • Immune system (29.02%)
  • Viral load (36.78%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His main research concerns Immunology, Immune system, Viral load, Young adult and Virology. His research brings together the fields of Tuberculosis and Immunology. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Cytotoxic T cell, Disease and Single-cell analysis.

Thumbi Ndung'u has researched Cytotoxic T cell in several fields, including Genotype, Human leukocyte antigen, CD8 and B cell. His Viral load research also works with subjects such as

  • Phenotype, which have a strong connection to Vaccine trial and Follicular phase,
  • T cell together with Virus. All of his Virology and Replicative capacity and Viral replication investigations are sub-components of the entire Virology study.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Elevated HLA-A expression impairs HIV control through inhibition of NKG2A-expressing cells (73 citations)
  • Group 3 innate lymphoid cells mediate early protective immunity against tuberculosis. (67 citations)
  • Detection and treatment of Fiebig stage I HIV-1 infection in young at-risk women in South Africa: a prospective cohort study (34 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Immune system
  • Gene
  • Virus

Thumbi Ndung'u mainly investigates Immunology, Immune system, Viral load, Young adult and CD8. His Immunology research incorporates elements of Phenotype and Cohort. His studies deal with areas such as Disease, Tuberculosis and Antigen as well as Immune system.

His work carried out in the field of Viral load brings together such families of science as Transmission, Human leukocyte antigen and Intensive care medicine. His CD8 research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Vaccination, Cytotoxic T cell and T cell, T-cell receptor. His study in T cell is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Epitope and Virus, Virology.

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Best Publications

Adaptation of HIV-1 to human leukocyte antigen class I

Y. Kawashima;K. Pfafferott;J. Frater;P. Matthews.
Nature (2009)

502 Citations

Cervicovaginal bacteria are a major modulator of host inflammatory responses in the female genital tract

Melis N. Anahtar;Melis N. Anahtar;Elizabeth H. Byrne;Kathleen E. Doherty;Brittany A. Bowman.
Immunity (2015)

280 Citations

Lactobacillus-Deficient Cervicovaginal Bacterial Communities Are Associated with Increased HIV Acquisition in Young South African Women

Christina Gosmann;Christina Gosmann;Melis N. Anahtar;Melis N. Anahtar;Scott A. Handley;Mara Farcasanu.
Immunity (2017)

266 Citations

Comprehensive serological profiling of human populations using a synthetic human virome

George J. Xu;Tomasz Kula;Tomasz Kula;Qikai Xu;Qikai Xu;Mamie Z. Li;Mamie Z. Li.
Science (2015)

253 Citations

Selection bias at the heterosexual HIV-1 transmission bottleneck

Jonathan M. Carlson;Malinda Schaefer;Daniela C. Monaco;Rebecca Batorsky.
Science (2014)

236 Citations

Translating HIV sequences into quantitative fitness landscapes predicts viral vulnerabilities for rational immunogen design

Andrew L. Ferguson;Jaclyn K. Mann;Saleha Omarjee;Thumbi Ndung’u;Thumbi Ndung’u.
Immunity (2013)

207 Citations

Evolution of HLA-B*5703 HIV-1 escape mutations in HLA-B*5703–positive individuals and their transmission recipients

Hayley Crawford;Wendy Lumm;Alasdair Leslie;Malinda Schaefer.
Journal of Experimental Medicine (2009)

197 Citations

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Subtype C Molecular Phylogeny: Consensus Sequence for an AIDS Vaccine Design?

V. Novitsky;U. R. Smith;P. Gilbert;M. F. McLane.
Journal of Virology (2002)

192 Citations

Diagnostic accuracy of quantitative PCR (Xpert MTB/RIF) for tuberculous meningitis in a high burden setting: a prospective study.

Vinod B. Patel;Grant Theron;Laura Lenders;Brian Matinyena.
PLOS Medicine (2013)

188 Citations

Magnitude and Kinetics of CD8+ T Cell Activation during Hyperacute HIV Infection Impact Viral Set Point

Zaza M. Ndhlovu;Zaza M. Ndhlovu;Philomena Kamya;Philomena Kamya;Nikoshia Mewalal;Henrik N. Kløverpris;Henrik N. Kløverpris.
Immunity (2015)

187 Citations

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