Professor Lynn Morris

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation

Professor Lynn Morris is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She obtained her PhD from the University of Oxford in 1988. She is the founding Director of the Antibody Immunity Research Unit based at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) where she also served as the interim Executive Director. Over the last 30 years she has made significant contributions to the understanding of the antibody response to HIV infection and vaccination. Lynn is an NRF A-rated scientist, has published over 270 papers holding an H-Index of 66 and has featured in the Web of Science list of highly cited researchers. She is a member of Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), member of the Council for the National Advisory Council on Innovation(NACi), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the Royal Society of South Africa (FRSSA) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).