- PhD Fellow
Nurul obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, then she subsequently obtained her Master’s degree in Molecular Medicine and Innovative Medicine from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. at the Department of Global Health, University of Amsterdam/ Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development under the supervision of Dr. Vanessa Harris and Prof. Constance Schultsz. Her project aims to exploit the gut microbiota to improve rotavirus vaccination outcomes in low-income countries, which notably has lower vaccine efficacy in comparison to high-income countries. Her research combines the use of mouse models, human intestinal organoid models, and data from human cohort studies to elucidate the interaction between the host immune system, microbiome, and rotavirus vaccination.