Executive Director, Human Immunology and Principal Investigator, IAVI Human Immunology Laboratory at Imperial College London

Jill Gilmour leads IAVI’s Human Immunology Laboratory, located at Imperial College London, where she is a professor of medicine. She also leads IAVI’s clinical laboratory program, overseeing research strategy, immune monitoring, data quality, and laboratory capacity building to support international HIV vaccine trials and epidemiology studies.

Gilmour has more than 20 years of experience in research and development. She is a founder and scientific director of VISTA (Vaccine Immunology Science and Technology for Africa). In this capacity, she develops strategic partnerships to encourage collaboration, technology transfer, and training for scientists across Europe, the U.S., Africa, and India to enable the design and assessment of HIV vaccine candidates. She supported the development of the cellular immunology laboratory at the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute Unit on AIDS.

She holds a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the U.K. Medical Research Council Direct Program of AIDS Research.