Kaiyven Afi Leslie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from the University of Buea, Cameroon. After graduation, he worked in the Mycobacteriology Service of the National Reference laboratory for Cameroon for 3 years as a research assistant. Upon obtaining a Scholarship, he decided to further his education at the University of the West of England where he obtained a Masters in Biomedical Sciences in Immunology. He developed a keen interest in autoimmune Immunology during his Masters and in his pry for more knowledge, obtained another Scholarship from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission to join Prof. Noel Morgan’s consortium of intellectuals as a PhD student to study immune mediated mechanisms implicated in type 1 diabetes.


Q. What does a “day in the life of” look like for you?

A. A usual day begins with a 16mins walk to the RILD building. As a starter, the majority of the day is spent on journals to understand the gaps in knowledge of my subject area. And not long from now, experiments will sweep away most of the day.mechanisms implicated in type 1 diabetes.


Q. What made you want to work in your current job?

A.The wellbeing of people has always been the centre of my thoughts and if it means finding the root cause of their suffering, I will do it with so much love. Also, it is a great opportunity to move up the career ladder and make a valuable contribution to knowledge and to the world at large. And of course, these dreams cannot be realised without the remarkable group of intellectuals in the team


Q. When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?

A. Marathons, watching news and movies are the things that I do when am not working.