Faculty Member, Africa Health Research Institute; Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, UCL

Dr Al Leslie’s work is devoted to understanding the relationship between HIV and its host, focussing on immune cells’ earliest response to the pathogen. Recently, he’s expanded those studies to include the tuberculosis-causing bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Al initially trained in agricultural science. He went on to do a PhD in HIV Immunology at Oxford University after witnessing first-hand the devastation wrought by HIV in the late 1990s while he was working in Malawi. Al took up a position as an Investigator at the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB-HIV in 2012. He is a member of AHRI Faculty, where his lab works to understand how human cells respond to infection with HIV and tuberculosis.

Experience

  • –present
    Faculty Member, Africa Health Research Institute; Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, UCL

Education

  • 2006 
    University of Oxford, PhD
  • 1998 
    University of Bath, Msc
  • 1996 
    University of Nottingham, Bsc