Dr Masiga is a Principal Scientist and Head of Animal Health Theme.
He leads a diverse group that conducts research to understand the biology of vectors of livestock diseases, primarily tsetse flies and ticks. He is also interested in vector-pathogen interactions, and the molecular basis of behaviours, such as the chemosensing that enables disease vectors to navigate their environments. He uses genomics and associated bioinformatics analyses to drive his research, with a focus on neglected tropical diseases.
Dr Masiga considers building capacity of young African scholars as a major investment of the resources at his disposal as team leader.