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Current position: 
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation
Current nationality: 
South Africa
Current residence: 
South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
Lynn Morris was appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Wits University from 1 April 2021. Her previous positions include Interim Executive Director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and Principal Medical Scientist and head of the HIV Virology Section at the NICD, Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a joint appointment as Research Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and an Honorary appointment as a Senior Scientist at CAPRISA. She completed her undergraduate studies at Wits University and obtained a DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1988. Lynn is an NRF A-rated researcher (leading international scholar) who has made significant contributions to our understanding of how the antibody response to HIV develops and her laboratory conducts validated end-point assays for HIV vaccine clinical trials. She has been recognised through several national and international awards including the Wits Vice Chancellor’s Research Award and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize in Medical Sciences. She has supervised 30 PhD and MSc students, has published over 270 papers holding a current author H-Index of 63
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
Place of Birth: 
Country of birth: 
United Kingdom
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
TWAS Awards: 
TWAS Prize in Medical Sciences (2018)
Last updated on 07/09/2021