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Phone: 
(+220) 291-0721
Address: 
MRC at LSHTM, PO Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia
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Fellow
Jaye
Assan
Current position: 
Professor of Global Health Education and Researcher Leadership
Current nationality: 
Gambia
Current residence: 
Gambia
Affiliation/Institution: 
Medical Research Council (MRC) The Gambia Unit at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Biodata: 
Jaye (DVM, PhD) is a Professor of Global Health Education and Researcher Leadership at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK, and Head of Research Training and Career Development at the Medical Research Council (MRC), The Gambia Unit at LSHTM. He was HIV Immunology Group Leader at MRC (1998–2018) and Interim Head of the Viral Diseases Program (2008). He headed the MRC West Africa HIV Collaboration Platform from 2010–2015 based at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Senegal. He coordinated two major capacity building network programs (WANETAM & WAPHIR) for the West African region for multi-centre clinical trial collaboration in HIV, TB and Malaria. He is a member of the MRC Leadership Board. He received professional recognition awards: Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation Leadership Award (2007); Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (2015); MRC Director’s Award for Inspirational Research Leader (2013); Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Science and Technology Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Viral Immunology and Research Training (2017); LSHTM Directors award for Excellence and Innovation in Developing Students as Researchers.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
Keywords: 
Viral immunologist, Researcher leadership, Research capacity building
Elected
2022
Place of Birth: 
Pakalinding
Country of birth: 
Gambia (The)

Date of birth

24
September
1957
Section:
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
Last updated on 06/07/2022