Dr. Nyanda is a project/principal investigator on TB Sequel Project at NIMR Mbeya Medical Research Centre (NIMR-MMRC) and currently the Ag. Centre Director at the same site. Within the TB Sequel, Nyanda, oversees activities related to all research Tasks at NIMR-MMRC and in also the Co-Investigator on research task 5 alongside Prof Robert Wallis of The Aurum Institute, South Africa
He is the Medical Doctor and holder of a Master Degree in Tropical and Infectious Diseases from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine UK. He is the PhD Candidate at the CIHLMU Centre for International Health at Ludwig-Maximilians- niversität, Munich; Germany since 2013. Dr. Nyanda has more than 8 years of experience in managing clinical trials, diagnostic and operational studies as a Coordinator, Principal Investigator, Clinical Trial Manager at institutional and national levels in cross-functional and multicultural and international environment. A recognizable experience in research of TB new drugs and diagnostic as well as emerging diseases with a strong expertise on ICH GCP guidelines
Furthermore, his main areas of research interest are on Infectious Diseases in particular TB; ranging from diagnostics, therapeutic to operational/implementation research. He has published over 19 publications dealing particularly with TB, HIV and selected infectious diseases.