I am a clinician-scientist working in the field of HIV medicine. I completed my clinical training in South Africa from 2007 – 2012 at the University of Pretoria. From 2013 – 2014 I completed my internship at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria. I then worked as a medical officer in HIV medicine and Infectious Diseases for 2015. During 2014 – 2015 I completed an MSc in Medical Immunology (UP) which focused on the how antimicrobial peptides affect Streptococcus pneumonia biofilm formation. In 2016 I started a DPhil in Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford and am studying the effects of host restriction factors on HIV-2 disease progression.
Articles by Michael Boswell
There are many examples of the impact of physician-scientists on translational research. Dr Barry Marshall swallowed a steaming culture of Helicobacter pylori which eventually resulted in antibiotics curing peptic ulcer disease. However, the process of training these individuals is as effortless as training fish to ride bicycles. Our journeys into the laboratory have been equally…