Dr. Kazyoba is a Chief Research Scientist with a Medicinal Chemistry background. He obtained his PhD (Phytomedicine) in 2007 from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa and a Postdoctoral fellowship (2007-2008) in the School of Pharmacy at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. Prior to joining NIMR in 2012, Dr Kazyoba was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Traditional Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) where he coordinated research projects and involved in teaching and supervision of MSc and PhD students. Between 2014 and 2016, Dr Kazyoba was involved in the teaching and supervision of MSc students at Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). With over 10 years of working experience, He has been actively involved in research activities, collaborating with both local and international scientists earning him over 30 research articles. From 2014 to-date, he has been coordinating coverage surveys for Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for the Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme (NTDCP). Prior to his current position, Dr Kazyoba was the Head of Department of Innovations, Commercialization and Technology Transfer. He is also a serving Member of the Board of Trustees for Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), and a Member of Executive Committee for Medicine and Public Health of the Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH).