Daniel Masiga

Dr Masiga is a Senior Scientist and the Head of the Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics & Biostatistics Unit

He leads a diverse group, but has an interest in vector-pathogen interactions, and the molecular basis of behaviours, such as the chemosensing that enables disease vectors to navigate their environment. 

He uses genomics and associated bioinformatics analyses to drive his research, with a focus on neglected tropical diseases (especially African trypanosomiais & leishmaniasis) and malaria.

Dr Masiga considers building capacity of young African scholars as a major investment of the resources he has as team leader.