Principal Investigator of iLEAD - MBBCh MMED (HAEM) FCPath (Haem)
Professor Wendy Stevens is a global leader in HIV and TB-related laboratory medicine. She is Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and heads up the National Priority Programme within the National Health Laboratory Service
Co-Investigator of iLEAD - PhD - Country Lead for Senegal
Professor Souleymane Mboup is a world-renowned researcher and professor. He is Head of the Bacteriology-Virology Laboratory at le Dantec Hospital in Dakar, which is a teaching hospital of Cheikh Anta Diop University. The Bacteriology-Virology Laboratory is Senegal’s reference laboratory
Co-Investigator of iLEAD - MD PhD - Country Lead for Mozambique
Dr Ilesh Jani is the Director General of the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (National Institute of Health) in Mozambique. Dr. Jani’s research interests involve HIV/AIDS vaccines and point-of-care laboratory tests, including the deployment of these technologies in resource-limited health systems.
Research and Development Lead
Lesley Scott, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, with a focus on accelerating HIV and TB patients’ access to care through improved diagnostics.
Business Innovation Manager
Lynsey Stewart-Isherwood, MSc. (med) is the Business Innovation Manager who serves to assist the Executive Committee in the overall management of the Innovation Pipeline. Ms Stewart-Isherwood has over 18 years experience in HIV and TB research
Kyle Fyvie studied Biomedical and Information Engineering at Wits University, and has recently completed his Masters Degree. His thesis involved EMG signal processing, with a drive towards making prosthetics more affordable in the African context.
Djibril Wade obtained a Master’s degree in Biology and a university diploma in Biological Retrovirology before being awarded a scholarship from the Belgian Directorate of Cooperation and Development to start a PhD at the University of Antwerp in Belgium.