Assan Jaye is a professor of Global Health Education and Researcher Leadership at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in UK and Head of Research Training and Career Development at the Medical Research Council (MRC), The Gambia Unit at LSHTM.  He got his Veterinary Medical degree in Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria and PhD on Immunology in Brunel University UK in 1992.  He was HIV Immunology Group Leader at MRC (1998-2018) and Interim Head of the Viral Diseases Program in 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 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, Chair of MRCG Scientific Coordinating Committee and member of the Gambia Government/MRC Ethics Committee.

His professional recognition awards include 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 (2018), and a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (2022).

He is a member of the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Gambia Veterinary Association and was past President of The Gambia Immunology Society.

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