About Prof Lenine Liebenberg

Prof Lenine Liebenberg's work in mucosal immunology is predominantly focused on understanding and mitigating the impact of sexually transmitted infections on public health.

Her work has had a profound impact on advancing the understanding of genital immunity and infection dynamics, inflammation, and the genital microbiome, contributing significantly to the broader efforts in preventing and addressing STIs and improving reproductive health.

Prof Liebenberg's commitment to mentorship, supervision, scientific citizenship and community engagement reflects her dedication to nurturing the next generation of scientists and fostering holistic professional development.


Temporal Changes in Vaginal Microbiota and Genital Tract Cytokines Among South African Women Treated for Bacterial Vaginosis.
Mtshali A, San JE, Osman F, Garrett N, Balle C, Giandhari J, Onywera H, Mngomezulu K, Mzobe G, de Oliveira T, Rompalo A, Mindel A, Abdool Karim SS, Ravel J, Passmore JS, Abdool Karim Q, Jaspan HB, Liebenberg LJP, Ngcapu S, Front Immunol. (2021), 12:730986. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.730986.:.