Danny Muzata

PhD candidate

Mr. Danny Muzata is a PhD candidate based in Hyderabad, pursuing Data Sciences for Global Health, a program jointly offered by BITS Pilani and the One Health Trust. 

Before pursuing his PhD, Mr. Muzata worked as a biomedical scientist at Arthur Davidson Children’s Hospital in Zambia. 

His research combines computational biology and machine learning to tackle important global health issues such as antimalarial drug resistance. He is developing a malaria parasite recognition model that can diagnose malaria quickly and accurately. 

Mr. Muzata received a master’s degree in Tropical Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses from the University of Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia; a postgraduate diploma in Bioinformatics from JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research in Mysore, and a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia. 

His research interests include antimicrobial resistance, data science for health, infectious disease modeling and simulation, computational biology, vector-borne diseases, and drug discovery.