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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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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