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Cherelle Dacon

Commonwealth Caribbean, 2015

Cherelle Dacon
  • Current Place of Residence: Trinidad and Tobago

  • University: University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

  • Current/Recent Course: Postgraduate Diploma in the Management of HIV Infection

Cherrelle obtained her BSc (Hons) Biochemistry at the University of the West Indies where she is also engaged in postgraduate studies in the Management of HIV Infection. Cherrelle is an avid dragon boater and volunteer. Her work as a Vice-Chancellor's Ambassador at the UWI and advocacy in local communities is driven by a passionate commitment to social outreach. As a Research Assistant at UWI, her work has focused on the molecular characterization of avian pathogens towards the development of an effective vaccine against bacterial infections. Academically, she is interested in researching chronic HIV infection, particularly the systemic effects of HIV-associated inflammation and development of novel strategies to detect and eliminate reservoirs of the virus. Ultimately, she aims to improve the quality of life and interventions available to HIV positive individuals.