Madikay Senghore

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Madikay Senghore, PhD, joined CCDD as a postdoctoral research fellow working in Hanage lab. His work will further study the role of accessory genome variation in the fitness of pneumococcal clones. He will work closely with Dr. Hanage to develop a model for reconstructing chains of transmission in an experimental mouse model using deep sequencing.
Madikay is an award winning early career scientist who was awarded the 2018 Robert Austrian research award. Previously, Madikay trained at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, MRC Unit The Gambia for over 12 years, gaining extensive experience in using genomics to understand the evolution of bacterial pathogens including the pneumococcus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Madikay earned his PhD at the University of Warwick in 2017.