Department of Microbiology
Is a clinical virologist in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University. She received her PhD from Warwick University, United Kingdom. In addition to teaching, Dr. Essa is professionally involved in medical research. She is mainly interested in the viral immunopathology. She collaborated on a number of research grant and together with colleague wrote manuscripts on respiratory tract viral infections, parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy, cell mediated immune responses and humoral immune responses during activation of cytomegalovirus infection in kidney transplant recipients. She recently collaborated with her colleges and submitted two grants to investigate the cell mediated immune responses in HCV-infected patients.
Clinical Virology and Immunity