Prof. Lynn Morris
WITS HEALTH CONSORTIUM (PTY), LTD, South Africa
Lynn Morris is the Interim Executive Director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and Principal Medical Scientist in the HIV Virology Section, Centre for HIV & STI’s at the NICD. She holds a joint appointment as Research Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and is an Honorary 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 who has made significant contributions to our understanding of how the antibody response to HIV develops and is responsible for conducting validated end-point assays for HIV vaccine clinical trials. She has been recognised through several awards and has supervised 30 PhD and MSc students, published over 250 papers holding a current author H-Index of 59 and features on the Web of Science list of highest cited researchers in the world.