George Agak Ph.D.
George Agak graduated from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with a Masters degree in Immunology of Infectious diseases. After a brief internship at LSHTM he studied for a PhD in Immunology in the department of Medicine and Biochemistry at the University of Lausanne-Switzerland. During his doctoral studies, he worked on the immunology of malaria and malaria vaccine development. In collaboration with the Wellcome Trust in Kilifi-Kenya and Oxford University he identified novel vaccine antigens directed against malaria and some of these antigens are undergoing clinical trials by the European Malaria Vaccine Initiative. In 2010, George joined the Jenny Kim lab at the UCLA as a Postdoctoral research fellow, where he is studying the nature of host immune responses associated with the inflammatory nature of acne.
When not working at the UCLA, George gives his time and energy to mission activities and charity-related causes both locally and internationally. He is the founder of the "George Agak Foundation" an educational charity organization that pays high school tuition and provides academic support to orphans in remote regions of rural Kenya-Africa. His charity currently supports 40 orphans