Leabaneng Tawe is a research laboratory scientist focussing on human pathogens, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics/genomics in HIV and Malaria. He is well practiced in molecular work (PCR, Molecular Diagnosis, Immunology, Microbial Biotechnology, DNA extraction using both commercial and organic methods). He is seriously intent on learning about and exploring new viruses and clinical and epidemiological research relating to HIV and TB-associated opportunistic infections. He also likes to use his experience in laboratory-based work to collaborate and conduct translational studies with basic scientists. He is interested in learning new laboratory technics on emerging viruses, both circulating recombinant forms and variants that arise by accumulation of mutations in relation to the disease pathogenesis, drug efficacy, and transmission efficiency. Moreover, he is exploring the possible role of human genetics in increasing or decreasing the risk of HIV and TB infection.