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Scholars

New Investigator Awardees

HIV R4P 2014 is proud to introduce this year's New Investigator Awardees.

Siriwat Akapirat
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Retrovirology, Thailand

Jinal Bhiman
National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Elizabeth Byrne
Harvard University, United States

Minlu Hu
Magee-Womens Research Institute / University of Pittsburgh, United States

Luca Schifanella
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, United States

Conference Scholars

Scholarships were made possible by generous donations from our partners and from registration funds.

Andrew Abaasa
Medical Research Council / Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda

Nathlee Abbai
South African Medical Research Council, HIV Prevention Research Unit, South Africa

Olatunji Adetokunboh
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Wbeimar Aguilar
Grupo Inmunovirología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

Nurelign Ahmed
Projet San Francisco, Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group, Rwanda

Seema Ajbani
National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, India

Carolyne Akello
Makerere University - Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, Uganda

Aderemi Oyekola Alagbe
Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia

Muriel Aldunate
Burnet Institute for Medical Research / Monash University, Australia

Mallika Alexander
National AIDS Research Institute, India

Kabamba Alexandre
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Mambo Amisi Modeste
Humanitarian Action for Health and Community Development, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Obiajulu Amuamuziam
New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society, Nigeria

Winnie Apidi
University of Manitoba, Canada

Eva Archer
Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, United States

Gershim Asiki
Medical Research Council / Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda

Abdul Azeem
National AIDS Control Program, Pakistan

Veenu Bala
Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR), India

Alejandro Balazs
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, United States

Cameron Ball
University of Washington, United States

Shaun Barnabas
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Deborah Baron
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, South Africa

Tahir Bashir Dar
National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, India

Cheryl Baxter
Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

Mara Biasin
University of Milan, Italy

Patrick Bitangumutwenzi
Young Women's Knowledge and Leadership Institute Burundi, Burundi

Saikat Boliar
Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, India

Jacqui Brener
Peter Medewar Building for Pathogen Research, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Charles Brown
Infectious Diseases Institute, AVAC, Uganda

William Brown, III
HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University, United States

Omkar Chaudhary
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Hannah Cheeseman
Imperial College London, United Kingdom

YanLi Chen
National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China

Christopher Chianese
Fenway Health, United States

Clever Chilende
Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC), Zambia

Jonah Chinga
Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK), Kenya

Bhavna Chohan
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya

Amy Chung
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, United States

Daniel Claiborne
Emory University, United States

Núria Climent
AIDS Research Group, CELLEX-IDIBAPS-HIVACAT, Hospital Clinic i Provincial de Barcelona, Spain

Sarah Cohen
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, South Africa

Smritee Dabee
Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Christine Dahlke
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

José das Neves
Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, Porto, Portugal, Portugal

Martin Deymier
Emory University, United States

Kathleen Doherty
Vanderbilt University, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, United States

Clare Dott
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, South Africa

Victor "Yimin" Du
University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Zoe Duby
University of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, South Africa

Juliane Etima
Makerere University - Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, Uganda

Abbey Evans
Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Yu Feng
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, United States

Susan Fetherston
University of Ulster, United Kingdom

Jacqueline Flynn
Burnet Institute, Australia

Pascaline Fonteh
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Alemju Fontu
Association Camerouniase Pour le Marketing Social, Cameroon

Anna Forbes
Independent Consultant, United States

Joseph Francica
National Institutes of Health, United States

Ereshia Gabier
South African National Bioinformatics Institute / University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Tanuja Gengiah
Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

Yanina Ghiglione
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Retrovirus y Sida, Argentina

Anna Gibbs
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Wesley Grimm
Northwestern University, United States

Anneke Grobler
Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

Tiffany Grooms-Williams
University of Louisville, United States

Ntombesizwe Nombasa Gxuluwe
World AIDS Campaign, South Africa

Antje Heit
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

Tiffany Hensley-McBain
University of Washington, United States

Carolina Herrera
Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Heather Hong
Centre for HIV and STIs, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Chiedu Ifekandu
Population Council, Nigeria

Rosine Ingabire
Projet San Francisco, Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group, Rwanda

Desmond Iriaye
Population Council, Nigeria

Elizabeth Irungu
Partners Demonstration Project, Kenya

Lakshmi Jagesur
Medical Research Council, South Africa

Mariel Jais
Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, United States

Kara Jensen
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, United States

Sanne Skov Jensen
Statens Serum Institut, Denmark

Vineet Joag
University of Toronto, Canada

Tsungai Ivai Jongwe
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Kadryn Kadasia
Boston University, United States

Betty Kamira
Makerere University - Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, Uganda

Brian Kanyemba
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, South Africa

William Kilembe
Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, Zambia

Linda Kimaru
Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, United States

Janine Kimpel
Innsbruck Medical University, Austria

Deborah King
Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Rose Kitawi
Centre for Research in Therapeutic Sciences, Kenya

Nichole Klatt
University of Washington, United States

Henrik Kløverpris
KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV, South Africa

Rewa Kohli
National AIDS Research Institute, India

Catherine Kegakilwe Koofhethile
HIV Pathogenesis Programme, South Africa

Jennifer Kotlewski
Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, Zambia

Jean-Mari Kriek
Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Sylvia Kusemererwa
Medical Research Council / Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda

Zachary Kwena
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya

Rachel Kyeyune
Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda

Jordan Kyongo
Institute of Tropical Medicine - Antwerp, Kenya

Faatima Laher
HIV Pathogenesis Programme, South Africa

Elise Landais
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, United States

Robert Langat
KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research,University of Nairobi, Kenya

Ria Lassauniere
National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa

Marc-André LeBlanc
Self-employed, Canada

Boon Kiat Lee
AIDS Institute, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Duduzile Lembethe
MatCH Research University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Maria Lemos
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

Mildie Leuvennink
International Partnership for Microbicides, South Africa

Clement Levin
INSERM U1135 CIMI, Paris, France

Haiying Li
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, United States

Lenine Liebenberg
Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

Murray Logan
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Evelyn Lumngwena
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Alison Mahan
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, United States

Mookho Malahleha
Setshaba Research Centre, South Africa

Thandi Maluka
SHIPP, South Africa

Jai Marathe
Boston University, United States

Elena Martinelli
Population Council, United States

Enrique Martin-Gayo
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, United States

Yasuhiro Maruta
Matsushita Project Laboratory, Center for AIDS Research, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan

Rose Masilo
Madibeng Centre for Research, South Africa

Flavia Matovu Kiweewa
Makerere University - Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, Uganda

Elizabeth Mbabazi Atuhurra
Medical Research Council, Uganda

Andrew McGuire
Seattle Biomed, United States

Eric Mcheka
National Association for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Malawi

Lyle McKinnon
Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

Meron Mengistu
Institute of Human Virology, United States

Sergey Menis
The Scripps Research Institute, United States

Melanie Merbah
U.S. Military HIV Research Program, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, United States

Clint Mercuur
South African National Bioinformatics Institute, South Africa

Nyaradzo Mgodi
University of Zimbabwe - University of California Collaborative Research Programme, Zimbabwe

Maureen Milanga
AIDS Law Project, Kenya

Lori Miller
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Brenda Gati Mirembe
Makerere University - Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, Uganda

Nonhlanhla Mkhize
National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa

Kathryn Mngadi
Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

Daniela Monaco
Emory University, United States

Jayajothi Moodley
South African Medical Research Council, HIV Prevention Research Unit, South Africa

Jeeva Moodley
South African Medical Research Council, HIV Prevention Research Unit, South Africa

Nishila Moodley
Perinatal HIV Research Unit, South Africa

Neetha Morar
South African Medical Research Council, HIV Prevention Research Unit, South Africa

Sara Morón-López
IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute - HIVACAT, Spain

Beatriz Mothe
IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute - HIVACAT, Spain

Thandeka Moyo
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Juliet Mpendo
Uganda Virus Research Institute, International AIDS Vaccine Institute, Uganda

Sandra Mudhune
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, South Africa

Peter Mugo
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Wellcome Trust, Kenya

Kenneth Mugwanya
University of Washington, United States

Andrew Mujugira
University of Washington, Uganda

Wendy Murillo
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Honduras

Eva Muro
Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute, United Republic of Tanzania

Petina Musara
University of Zimbabwe - University of California San Francisco Collaborative Research Programme, Zimbabwe

Leonard Mutisya
UHAI EASHRI, Kenya

Shem Mutuiri
Institute of Primate Research, Kenya

Rosemary Muwawu
Makerere University - Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, Uganda

Simon Mwangi
Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Program, Kenya

Lawrence Mwihaki
Partners in Prevention Thika - University of Washington Site, Kenya

Philip Mwimanzi
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Pumeza Mzizi
Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Wits Health Consortium, South Africa

Sarita Naidoo
South African Medical Research Council, HIV Prevention Research Unit, South Africa

Lillian Naigaga Mutengu
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Kenya

Teopista Nakyanzi
Makerere University - Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, Uganda

Sophie Clare Nanziri
Makerere University - John Hopkins University Research Collaboration, Uganda

Tashini Nayager
South African Medical Research Council, HIV Prevention unit, South Africa

Pepukai Ndadziyira
University of Zimbabwe - University of California San Francisco Collaborative Research Programme, Zimbabwe

Zaza Ndhlovu
University of KwaZulu Natal, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa

Bongiwe Ndlovu
HIV Pathogenesis Programme, South Africa

Evanson Ndung'u
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya

Duduzile Ndwandwe
South African Medical Research Council, HIV Prevention Research Unit, South Africa

Robert Newells
AVAC PxROAR, United States

Kenneth Ngure
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology - College of Health Sciences, Kenya

Nadesh Ngechae Nji
Chantal Biya International Reference Center for Research on the Prevention and Management of HIV/AIDS, Cameroon

Stella Njuguna
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya

Chanda Nsofwa
Family Health Trust, Zambia

Fanelesibonge Ntombela
Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

Julien Nyombayire
Projet San Francisco, Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group, Rwanda

Ayodeji Oginni
Population Council, Nigeria

Sandra Okala
Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Dismas Oketch
Moi University School of Medicine, Kenya

Kennedy Olango
Men Against AIDS Youth Group, Kenya

Catherine Oldenburg
Harvard School of Public Health, United States

Alex Olvera
IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute - HIVACAT, Spain

Shatha Omar
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Everlyne Ombati
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya

Gloria Omosa-Manyonyi
University of Nairobi, Kenya

Simon Ondiek
HIV/AIDS Research & Advocacy Program, Kenya

Sylvia Onyango
Medical Research Council / Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda

Chiara Orlandi
Institute of Human Virology - University of Maryland, United States

Sophia Osawe
Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria

George Victor Owino
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Kenya

Patrick Owiti
Kenya Medical Research Institute / Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) project, Kenya

Namal P.M. Liyanage
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, United States

Mickey Patel
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, United States

Arendevi Pather
South African Medical Research Council, HIV Prevention Research Unit, South Africa

Shilpa Patil
Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, India

Sinazo Pato
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, South Africa

Laura Pattacini
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

San Patten
San Patten and Associates, Inc., Canada

Binghao Peng
University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Catia Perciani
University of Toronto, Canada

Capucine Phelip
Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Protéines, LBTI, UMR 5305 - CNRS/Université de Lyon, France

Jessica Phillip
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa

Anabela Picton
Centre for HIV and STIs, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Anna Piddubna
Sumy State University, Ukraine

Diantha Pillay
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

Anastasia Pokrovskaya
Federal Budget Institution of Science Central Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Russian Federal AIDS Centre, Russian Federation

Gloria Preza
University of Southern California, United States

Jessica Prince
Emory University, United States

Zakiya Qualls
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, United States

Pranitha Ramchuran
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, South Africa

Srinika Ranasinghe
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, United States

Mary-Jane Ratlhagana
International Training and Education for Health, South Africa

Krishnaveni Reddy
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI), South Africa

KVR Reddy
National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, India

Simone Richardson
Centre for HIV and STIs, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Laura Richert Spuhler
University of Washington, United States

Meika Richmond
University of Manitoba, Canada

Marta Rodriguez Garcia
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, United States

Maria Julia Ruiz
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Retrovirus y Sida, Universidad de Buenos Aires/CONICET, Argentina

Wiriya Rutvisuttinunt
AFRIMS, Thailand

Richard Rwanyonga
Medical Research Council / Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda

Darpun Sachdev
Bridge HIV, San Francisco Department of Public Health and Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California San Francisco, United States

Anwesha Sanyal
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of public Health, United States

Irma Saulle
University of Milan, Italy

Cathrine Scheepers
Center for HIV and STIs, National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Torben Schiffner
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Veronika Schmid
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Regensburg, Germany

Jeffrey Schneider
Northwestern University, United States

Yanille Scott
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, United States

Adekemi Sekoni
University of Lagos, Nigeria

Kwame Shanaube
ZAMBART, Zambia

Remmy Shawa
Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa

Mahesh Sherkar
Shri Vivekanand Nursing Home Trust's College of Pharmacy, Rahuri, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India, India

Stuart Sievers
California Institute of Technology, United States

Paola Silveira
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Chitra Singh
Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

Satya Prakash Singh
Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, India

Udaya Pratap Singh
Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, India

Magdalena Sips
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, United States

Tsakani Sithole
AURUM Institute, South Africa

Aida Sivro
University of Manitoba, Canada

Kennedy Smart
Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria

Kieron Smith
University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
 
Melissa Smith
University of Manitoba, Canada

 

Stacey Smith
Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, United States

Olivia Snyder
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, United States

Devin Sok
The Scripps Research Institute, United States

Livingstone Ssali
The AIDS Support Organisation, TASO, Uganda

Derek Stein
University of Manitoba, Canada

Renee Street
South African Medical Research Council, HIV Prevention Research Unit, South Africa

Bin Su
INSERM U1109, FMTS, Université de Strasbourg, France

Ibrahim Suleiman
Population Council, Nigeria

Zehua Sun
AIDS Institute, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Nsubuga Supercharger Moses
Joint Clinical Research Centre, Uganda

Niwat Suwanphatthana
Thai NGO Coalition on AIDS, Thailand

Jessica Terlikowski
AIDS Foundation of Chicago, United States

Sydney Tetteh Hushie
Global Youth Coalition on HIV and AIDS, Ghana

Aime Marcel Tongo Passo
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Hung Trinh
U.S. Military HIV Research Program, United States

Damien Tully
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, United States

Morenike Ukpong
Institute of Public Health, Obafemi Awolowo University; New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society, Nigeria

DaShawn Usher
Project ACHIEVE, United States

Neliëtte Van Niekerk
International Partnership for Microbicides, South Africa

Thomas Vazquez
I3 Laboratory - INSERM U959 - GHPS Paris, France

Bellington Vwalika
Zambia Emory HIV Research Project, Zambia

Dana Watnick
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, United States

Huamian Wei
State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China

Dawn Renee Weinman
University of Pittsburgh, United States

Tendayi Westerhof
Women's Health HIV and AIDS Southern Africa, Zimbabwe

Lee Adam Wheeler
Harvard Medical School, United States

Constantinos Kurt Wibmer
Centre for HIV and STIs, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Wendy Winnall
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Xilin Wu
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Wildeman Zapata
Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

Susanne Ziegler
Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology, Germany

Michael Zulu
Doris Duke Medical Research Institute, HIV Pathogenesis Programme, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa