Prof Lynn Morris

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, Johannesburg, South Africa. 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 (leading international scholar) 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 national and international awards including The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) 2018 Prize in Medical Sciences. She has supervised 30 PhD and MSc students, has published over 250 papers holding a current author H-Index of 58 and features on the Clarivate list of highest cited researchers in the world.