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Pontiano Kaleebu

Director Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Res
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Argentina

Biography

Professor Pontiano Kaleebu is the Director of the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute Research Unit (MRC/UVRI) on AIDS and Deputy Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute, as well as leading the EDCTP East African Networks of Excellence. He heads the Basic Sciences Programme, and is a founder of the UVRI‐IAVI HIV Vaccine Program, having held the role of director from 2001 to 2010. He is an HoMRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit norary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Makerere University, College of Health Science. In 2011 he was admitted to the Fellowship of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. Professor Kaleebu has served on many committees including the WHO HIV Vaccine Advisory Committee, The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise coordinating committee, The UNAIDS science panel, the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition Board, the NIAID HIV/AIDS clinical trials strategic working group, and the CHAVI‐Immune Discovery Scientific Advisory Board. He has also held the chair of the African AIDS Vaccine Programme (AAVP) and is Uganda’s representative at the EDCTP General Assembly, as well as chairing the National HIV drug resistance working group. His main research interest includes HIV vaccine research especially understanding protective immune responses, HIV diversity and resistance to ARVs. Prof. Kaleebu holds a medical degree from Makerere University, and both a Diploma in Immunology and a PhD from the University of London.

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Professor Pontiano Kaleebu is the Director of the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute Research Unit (MRC/UVRI) on AIDS and Deputy Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute, as well as leading the EDCTP East African Networks of Excellence. He heads the Basic Sciences Programme, and is a founder of the UVRI‐IAVI HIV Vaccine Program, having held the role of director from 2001 to 2010. He is an HoMRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit norary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Makerere University, College of Health Science. In 2011 he was admitted to the Fellowship of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. Professor Kaleebu has served on many committees including the WHO HIV Vaccine Advisory Committee, The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise coordinating committee, The UNAIDS science panel, the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition Board, the NIAID HIV/AIDS clinical trials strategic working group, and the CHAVI‐Immune Discovery Scientific Advisory Board. He has also held the chair of the African AIDS Vaccine Programme (AAVP) and is Uganda’s representative at the EDCTP General Assembly, as well as chairing the National HIV drug resistance working group. His main research interest includes HIV vaccine research especially understanding protective immune responses, HIV diversity and resistance to ARVs. Prof. Kaleebu holds a medical degree from Makerere University, and both a Diploma in Immunology and a PhD from the University of London.

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