Coumba Touré Kane, Pharm D, PhD

Coumba Touré Kane is the Chief of the Molecular Biology Unit in the National Reference Center for HIV and STD laboratory in Dakar, Senegal that is headed by Professor Souleymane Mboup. Dr. Touré Kane graduated in Fundamental Virology and Immunology from the University of Dakar and the Pasteur Institute in Paris. She completed her post-graduate training in Virology and Molecular Biology at the University of Montpellier I /IRD (Research Institute of Development with Dr. Martine Peeters).  She then joined Dakar University as Associate Professor in Bacteriology and Virology at the Polytechnic Sciences School Center in the Department of Applied Biology and the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology, becoming a Professor in 2009. Professor Touré Kane is a leader in the field of HIV prevention and is nationally and internationally recognized for her contributions in applied research on molecular epidemiology and on alternative monitoring tools for HIV patients under antiretroviral treatment. She is involved in numerous clinical trials on HIV conducted in Senegal. She has authored or co-authored over 80 scientific publications. She is a contributor to HIV scientific books and has participated in the World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline development group.


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