Nyanda Elias Ntinginya is a leader in all TB studies at NIMR Mbeya Medical Research Centre (NIMR-MMRC) www.nimr-mmrc.org since 2012 and from July 2016 he was appointed the Ag. Centre Director of the same centre. He is the Principal Investigator of PanACEA related studies at NIMR Mbeya Medical Research Centre and therefore oversees activities related to all research initiation, implementation, and coordination at the site.
He is the Medical Doctor and holder of a Master Degree in Tropical and Infectious Diseases from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine UK. Recently, Nyanda has successfully defended his PhD at the CIHLMU Centre for International Health at Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität, Munich; Germany. Nyanda has more than 8 years of experience in managing clinical trials, diagnostic and operational studies as a Coordinator, Principal Investigator, Clinical Trial Manager at institutional and national levels in cross-functional and multicultural and international environment. A recognizable experience in research of TB new drugs and diagnostic as well as emerging diseases with a strong expertise on ICH GCP guidelines.
Furthermore, his main area of research interest is on Infectious Diseases in particular TB; ranging from diagnostics, therapeutic to operational/implementation research. He has published particularly with TB, HIV and selected other infectious diseases.