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Nathasia Mudiwa Muwanigwa - Zimbabwean

Neurobiology Ph.D. Researcher - Co-Founder of Visibility STEM Africa



Nathasia Mudiwa Muwanigwa is a Zimbabwean neurobiologist, currently in the final year of her PhD at the University of Luxembourg. She holds a BSc in Human Biology (summa cum laude) from the University of Nicosia in Cyprus and a Research Master’s in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease from Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Her PhD focuses on using patient-specific stem cell models known as midbrain organoids to study the molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s disease. She is the co-founder of Visibility STEM Africa, a platform that amplifies the voices and stories of Africans in STEM globally.


Challenge

In Africa, they address the challenge and find opportunities that can help people who choose STEM career journeys.


Impact

  • They ask Africans in STEM to tell their own stories, in their voices and to control their narrative.

  • They make it easier for Africans in STEM to find opportunities that can help them on their career journeys.

Solution

  • They strive to change the narrative surrounding African contributions to STEM fields.

  • They try to assist the next generation of Africans to be inspired by the work of people currently in STEM fields.


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