Division of Infection and Immunity


Professor Deenan Pillay

Director, Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI)
Professor of Virology


Professor Deenan Pillay's work at UCL and AHRI focusses on clinical, population and laboratory based studies to limit the spread of HIV.

Research summary

Professor Deenan Pillay's research addresses the continuing challenge of HIV spread, particularly in sub- Saharan Africa. In 2013 he was seconded to become Director of the Africa Centre for Population Health, in South Africa,, and in 2016 became the inaugural Executive Director of the Africa Heath Research Institute, a Wellcome Trust and HHMI funded cross disciplinary HIV and TB research institute in Kwa Zulu-Natal. He has held a number of other senior scientific roles, including Head of the Division of Infection and Immunity at UCL, and Director of the UCLH/UCL NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

Selected publications