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Dr Gama Bandawe medical virologist. He is a senior lecturer and the first ever head of the Department of Biological Sciences in the Academy of Medical Sciences at the Malawi University of Science and Technology.

In addition to a PhD in medical virology he also holds a BSc in microbiology and biochemistry and an MSc in molecular and cell biology all from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Dr Bandawe is the recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York Research Scholarship Award, the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation of South Africa (PRF) Postgraduate Scholarship Award and the Canada – Africa Prevention Trials (CAPT) Network Academic Scholarship Award. He was also a Columbia University – Southern Africa Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) Traineeship Awardee and his traineeship was taken up at Duke University Centre for AIDS Research in 2012. He was awarded the Colin Kaplan Prize from the University of Cape Town’s Division of Medical Virology in 2014.

Dr Bandawe has extensive experience in medical virology research in the area of HIV vaccine development having worked with several global consortia including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Centres for HIV AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI), the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise (GHAVE), and the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) where he was also on the Scientific Review Committee.

Dr Bandawe is part of the team that developed and is delivering Malawi’s first BSc programs in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. In 2018 Dr Bandawe and the Biological Sciences Department became awardees of the Instrumental Access Program of Seeding Labs. He is the first Chairperson of the MUST Research Ethics Committee (MUSTREC) which is the 3rd IRB in Malawi. He serves as publicity secretary for the Immunology Society of Malawi.

Prof Peter Subirakwenda Nyasulu PhD MScMed MACE, is a Professor of Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is a Member of the American College of Epidemiology and an Honorary Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

He is a member of the Management Board of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University; Member of the Postgraduate committee in the Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch University; Member of the Health Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University; An External Expert member of Health Research Ethics Committee of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa; An Executive  Member of the Mzuzu Healthcare Foundation, Malawi; an Expert panel member of the National Research Foundation, South Africa; Member of the Expert Review Committee of the Primary Healthcare and Adult Hospital Level of the National Department of Health. Prof Subirakwenda Nyasulu has extensive experience in epidemiological and clinical research in HIV/AIDS, and other infectious diseases including tuberculosis, SARS-CoV-2 and pneumococcal diseases. He has an extensive network of research collaboration both locally and internationally. He is a peer reviewer in many journals and serves on the Editorial Board of the BMC Infectious Diseases. His publication record can be accessed at

Camila Coelho

Dr Camila Coelho

Joe Forrester

Dr Joe Forrester  is a general surgeon and trauma & critical care fellow at Stanford University. He received his BA in Biochemistry at the Colorado College, his MD from the University of Virginia, and his MSc in Infectious Disease from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. From 2013 – 2015 he served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to working in northwestern Uganda on plague prevention, he deployed to Liberia to work as a field officer during the Ebola outbreak. He has published over 50 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. His academic interests include research mentorship, trauma surgery, surgical infectious disease, healthcare provision in conflict settings, and infectious disease outbreak prevention. In his free time he enjoys spending rock climbing, hiking, and adventuring with his friends and family.



Mohamad Hussain

Dr Mohamad Hussain


Dr Michael Iroezindu


Dr Kondwani Kawaza

Tom Latham

Dr Tom Latham is a consultant hematologist NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK and honorary senior lecturer, University of Bristol. After undergraduate degrees in medicine and immunology at the university of Edinburgh and postgraduate training in haematology, Dr Latham completed a PhD in transgenic models of DNA methylation before working as a lecturer in haematology at the Malawi College of Medicine. Since returning to the UK, his interests have been transfusion medicine and haemaglobinopathies.





Prof. Elsayed Z. Soliman


Prof. William Stones

Anna Stout

Dr Anna Stout

Oladapo Yeku

Dr Oladapo Yeku

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Professor Ademola Ajuwon

Allison Daniel is a PhD Candidate in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She completed a BSc in International Nutrition at the University of British Columbia and a MSc in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. Since 2015, her research has focused on children with severe acute malnutrition requiring inpatient admission. More specifically, she is interested in the relationships between maternal factors and care practices and child outcomes including development and nutritional status in severely malnourished children. She is the study lead of a cluster-randomized controlled trial at the Moyo Nutritional Rehabilitation and Research Unit evaluating an interactive counselling intervention known as the Kusamala Program.


Leslie B. Glickman, PT, PhD, is a retired former full-time faculty from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Currently, she is the Executive Advisor to the Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Executive Editor of Rehab Essentials, Inc, Associate Editor and manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, and a manuscript reviewer for the Malawi Medical Journal. In the recent past, she has provided advisory services to graduate students from the University of Montana, University of the Western Cape (South Africa), and undergraduate students in the Physiotherapy Programme at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, The Virginia Polytechnic University in the US, and Muzuzu University in Malawi.

Her rehabilitation research focus been in less-resourced communities regionally and internationally, related to reintegration into the community post-stroke and other neurological conditions. She conducted funded research in Malawi (2014 & 2015) through the University of Maryland, Centers for Global Education Initiatives and for Interprofessional Education. In 2016 and 2018, she provided educational and programmatic consultation as well as faculty and staff development for the Kachere Rehabilitation Centre and the Medical Rehabilitation College in Malawi on a Fulbright Program Specialist Grant.

On the local level, she actively participates in community social, philanthropic, and educational activities, making connections between her global and local experiences.