Advisory Committees

IAVI’s Scientific Advisory Committee and Policy Advisory Committee provide senior leaders and the Board of Directors with strategic advice on IAVI’s research and policy programs.


Scientific Advisory Committee (Term 2013-2015)

Robin Weiss, PhD (Chair)
University College London

Rafi Ahmed, PhD
Emory University

Facundo Batista, PhD
Honorary Professor
Department of Immunology, University College London

Pamela Bjorkman, PhD
Max Delbrück Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology       

Barry C. Buckland
BiologicB, LLC

Robert W. Doms, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Phillip L. Gomez III, PhD
PwC Principal
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Keith Gottesdiener, MD
Rhythm Pharma

Barney S. Graham,  MD, PhD
Senior Investigator
Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH

Glenda Gray, MD, PhD
Perinatal HIV Research Unit
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Prof. Sir Andrew McMichael
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of Oxford

George W. Kemble, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, 3-V Biosciences, Inc.

Thomas L. Richie, MD, PhD
Captain, Medical Corps
US Navy

Nina D. Russell, MD
Senior Program Officer, HIV, TB and Reproductive Health
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Hanneke Schuitemaker, PhD
Senior Vice-President, Vaccine Research & Professor in Virology
Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam Dept. of Experimental Immunology

Robin Shattock, PhD
Professor of Molecular Infection
St. Mary’s Campus, Imperial College


Policy Advisory Committee

David Kihumuro Apuuli, MD
Director-General, Uganda AIDS Commission
Emma Back, MA
Senior Civil Servant at UK Department of Health

Ciro de Quadros, MD, MPH
Director, International Programs, Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute; Former Director, Vaccines and Immunization, Pan American Health Organization
Christopher J. Elias, MD, MPH
President, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Development Program
José Esparza, MD, PhD
Senior Advisor, HIV Vaccines, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program
Michel Gréco, MS, MBA
Former President, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Aventis Pasteur; Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Pasteur Mérieux MSD

Purnima Mane, PhD, MA, MPhil
CEO, Pathfinder International
Cristina de Albuquerque Possas
Director of Graduate Programs in Clinical Research, Institute for Clinical Research (IPEC), FIOCRUZ  and Scientific Advisor for Bio-Manguinhos-Fiocruz

Jeffrey Sturchio, PhD
Senior Partner, Rabin Martin

Mark A. Wainberg, PhD
Professor and Director, McGill University AIDS Centre
Mitchell Warren (Observer)
Executive Director, AVAC Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

Alan Whiteside, MA, D Econ
Director, Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of KwaZulu-Natal