Dr. Janelisa Musaya is the Associate Director at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Clinical Research Programme and Associate Professor at the University of Malawi, College of Medicine (COM). Her professional training is in parasitology and research ethics. Her research interests revolve around Neglected Tropical Diseases and she leads the MLW Neglected Tropical Diseases group. Her current research areas are in understanding transmission dynamics of Trypanosomiasis and Schistosomiasis. Janelisa is an investigator in several consortiums and is a recipient of Wellcome Trust Co-investigators award. She also has interest in removing the gender gap in science research.