Clive Gray

Scientific Advisory Board

Stellenbosch University

Collaboration Interests
  • Human genetics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular biology

Clive Gray is Professor of Immunology in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics. As the former Chair and Head of Immunology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in Western Cape, South Africa, he is now Emeritus Professor at UCT and is also adjunct Professor in the Department of Immunology at Duke University, North Carolina, USA. He is the Vice President of the Federation of African Immunology Societies (FAIS) and vice-Chair of the Education Committee of the International Union of Immunology Societies (IUIS). He has published widely on HIV and host genetics and has multiple worldwide collaborations. He has trained over 50 BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD and post-doctoral Fellows over the past 25 years, building up leadership capacity in the country. Consolidating his successfully funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, he has moved to the next chapter to form the Reproductive Immunology Research Consortium in Africa (RIRCA) at SU. Gray is also involved in teaching and training immunology across South Africa and Africa, holding workshops and training courses for young scientists, initially in flow cytometry, and then broadening out to numerous aspects of immunity to infectious and non-infectious diseases. He is also the Director of the Immunopaedia Foundation, that provides educational and CPD accredited on-line course content and immunology case studies. The website was started in 2005 and was initially funded by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation through an International Leadership Award and is now the official IUIS on-line training hub for global immunology training.

SANTHE is an Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) flagship programme funded by the Science for Africa Foundation through the DELTAS Africa programme; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Gilead Sciences Inc.; and the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard.