William Kilembe is a Project Director and study physician at Zambia Emory HIV Research Project (ZEHRP) in Lusaka. He is a graduate from the University of Zambia School of Medicine; has MSc in Clinical Trials and is completing a MSc in Infectious Disease from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Kilembe leads public health programmes and infectious disease research in parts of Zambia that are supported by ZEHRP. He has also been instrumental in International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) - sponsored AIDS vaccine trials conducted in Zambia and has served as Principal Investigator or co-PI on various studies that have contributed to AIDS vaccine design i.e. characterisation of transmitted viruses, studies to identify, isolate, and characterise broadly neutralising monoclonal antibodies to HIV; long term follow up of previous AIDS vaccine trial participants; and studies to determine markers of disease progression in recent HIV seroconverters from cohort studies and AIDS vaccine trials.