Rabiu O. R. is at the concluding phase of her Ph.D. programme at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her research interests include the epidemiology, pathogenesis and immunology of malaria in pregnancy. The bedrock of her undergraduate research was the role of some red cell markers in susceptibility of pregnant women to malaria. She also worked on the effects of low protein diet in pregnancy on the course of Plasmodium infection in mice for the award of Master's Degree in Parasitology. Her PhD research is on three major public health infections namely malaria, HIV and helminthes infections among pregnant women in Nigeria. The research is aimed at looking at the immunological interplay of these diseases as well as the effects on maternal iron status. The research is supported by a WellcomeTrust funded PhD Research Fellowship awarded by the Institute of Infectious Diseases of Poverty (IIDP). Some of her research findings have been presented in both local and international conferences.