Drs. Felix Lankester and Paul Gwakisa are the newest faculty members in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. Dr. Lankester joins the faculty as the on-site coordinator of programs in east Africa. Dr. Paul Gwakisa, an internationally recognized immunologist, is an adjunct professor in the Allen School.
Dr. Felix Lankester joins the Allen School faculty as the on-site coordinator of programs in east Africa. Dr. Lankester received his veterinary medical training at Liverpool in the UK and an MSc in Animal Health at the University of London. As the former director of the Tanzania Program for the Lincoln Park Zoo, Dr. Lankester has extensive experience in sub-Saharan Africa and is an expert in control of rabies as a zoonotic disease. He also researches the impact of malignant catarrhal fever in pastoralist communities and the impact of vaccination in disease control.
Dr. Paul Gwakisa, an internationally recognized immunologist, is an Adjunct Professor in the Allen School. He currently serves as the founding dean of the School of Life Sciences and Bioengineering at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NMAIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. The Institute embodies the vision of Nelson Mandela that Africa can develop world-class scholars and scientists to serve their communities, countries, and all mankind. Professor Gwakisa and his colleague professor Burton Mwamila, vice-chancellor of NMAIST, are key partners with the Allen School in meeting our vision to improve public health and human opportunity for all people.
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