Scientific Advisory Committee



Our Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is composed of prominent experts who contribute in their individual fields of expertise. SAC operations are governed by its Charter, as adopted by the FIND Board of Directors.

The SAC performs the following functions:

  • Advises the Board directly or through its Science Committee on best technology and disease portfolio options for FIND in line with our strategic objectives
  • Assists FIND in building and developing its strategy and advises the organization on scientific matters
  • Supports and reviews the scientific management process of projects
  • Provides expertise on diagnostics development and licensing, as well as any other public health or scientific issue.

Core members

Marcel Tanner
Manica Balasegaram
Madhukar Pai
Ana Rabello
Thomas White

Co-opted members

David Alland
Raghu Dharmaraju
David J. Ecker
Dirk Engels
Octavio Fernandes
Oommen John
Sanjeev Krishna
Patrick Lammie
Rojelio Mejia
Nitika Pant Pai
Pablo Perel
Amadou Sall
Henk Schallig

Ad-hoc scientific experts

Alexis Sauer-Budge
Camilla Ducker