Masimirembwa Collen was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2012. As a fellow, Masimirembwa Collen contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Collen is an Honorary Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Cape Town and of Heath Sciences at the University of KwaZulu Natal. His research focus is in drug metabolism & pharmacokinetics (DMPK) and in pharmacogenomics, fields in which he has made many original contributions with over 80 research publications to his credit. Collen has won many awards in recognition of his work including a certificate of distinction in Biochemistry from the Government of Zimbabwe. Under his leadership AiBST has gained international reputation including nomination as a Centre of Excellence in DMPK & Toxicology by the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDi). Collen is a fellow of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS) and of The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS).