Emmanuel Balandya

Faculty, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Head of Physiology Group, Muhimbili Wellcome Programme


  • PhD '12, Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Dartmouth College
  • MD, University of Dar es Salaam

Selected Publications

  • Balandya E, Wieland-Alter W, Sanders K, Lahey T. Human seminal plasma fosters CD4(+) regulatory T-cell phenotype and transforming growth factor-β1 expression. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2012; 68(4):322-30.

  • Balandya E, Sheth S, Sanders K, Wieland-Alter W, Lahey T. Semen protects CD4+ target cells from HIV infection but promotes the preferential transmission of R5 tropic HIV. J Immunol. 2010; 185(12):7596-604.

  • Lyimo MA, Howell AL, Balandya E, Eszterhas SK, Connor RI. Innate factors in human breast milk inhibit cell-free HIV-1 but not cell-associated HIV-1 infection of CD4+ cells. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009; 51(2):117-24.


Co-investigator in the following NIH grants: 

1. Sickle Pan-African Research Consortium (SPARCO) - U24 HL 135881

2. To Reach the People: Transforming Health Professions Education in Tanzania (THET) - R25 TW011227

3. Dartmouth-Boston University HIV-TB Research Training for the Infectious Disease Institute at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) - D43 TW009573

4. Building capacity for patient centered outcomes research to improve the quality and impact of HIV care in Tanzania - D43 TW010946