Daniel Chai Chivatsi, DVM, MSc
Nominated From: University of Michigan
Research Site: Kenya
Project: Baboon Alphapapillomaviruses
Primary Mentors: Dr. Jason Bell MD, MPH, MS
Dr. Chivatsi will spend his fellowship year at Oloolua Forest Institute of Primate Research in Nairobi, under the mentorship of Jason Bell, MD, MPH, MS. His research will focus on the development of a non-human primate (baboon) model for human alphapapilloma virus infection.
Dr. Chivatsi earned his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science in Veterinary Pathology and Diagnostics from University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently a senior veterinary pathologist at the Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi, Kenya. His research interests lie in reproductive disease in non-human primates, which includes endometriosis, chlamydia and papilloma virus. His career goals are to register for a PhD at University of Nairobi and continue with his research interests. Dr. Chivatsi has over 40 publications with several collaborators from Kenya, the U.S. and Europe. He has worked at Yerkes and California Primate Centers.