Makutiro Masavuli

Makutiro Masavuli

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Makutiro is a postdoctoral researcher currently working in the Viral Immunology Group developing safe and effective vaccines against Hepatitis C (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Zika virus and more recently against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - ongoing Postdoctoral Researcher The University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2018 Research Associate University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Swahili Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
    2013 The University Of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours)
    2012 The University Of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
  • Research Interests

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Harnessing mRNA vaccine technology to develop novel vaccines. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Anthony Jack Carapetis
    2022 Co-Supervisor A Trivalent Vaccine for Clinically-Important Flaviviruses. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ryan Santos
    2021 Co-Supervisor The development of 'next generation' DNA-based vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Zahraa Nima Saeed Al-Delfi

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