Nicaise Ndembi

Dr. Nicaise Ndembi 

Senior Science Advisor, Africa Centres for Disease  Control and Prevention

Currently the Senior Science Advisor, Africa Centres for Disease  Control and Prevention, a virologist and public health expert, Dr. Ndembi is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA, and a Research Professor at the Global Affairs Section, Kanazawa University, Japan.


Dr. Ndembi has served on several scientific advisory panels and continues to serve as an advisor on HIV drug resistance and control policy to Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health. He is a member of the PharmAccess Technical Advisory board for the Pan-African Study for Evaluation of Resistance in Africa and the WHO Resistance Network Technical Working Group. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is Associate Editor for Frontiers in Public Health and Section Editor for the African Journal of Laboratory Medicine.


Dr. Ndembi is a member of numerous international review boards and a principal investigator and co-investigator for the US National Health Institute grants. His main research interest includes HIV vaccine research particularly understanding of the protective immune responses, genomics epidemiology, microbiome, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, HIV diversity, and resistance to antiretroviral therapy.