Dr. Marilyn M. Murindahabi is the division manager of Food and Drugs Inspection and Compliance Division since June 2021. Her responsibilities are focused on assuring the quality, the safety and the efficacy of the regulated products that are on the Rwandan market from distributors, manufacturers, and retailers by ensuring compliance with the laws and regulations that apply to the manufacture, wholesale/distribution and retail.

Prior to this position, Dr. Marilyn worked for eight years as an assistant lecturer and lecturer at the University of Rwanda, in the department of Biology. She has contributed to teaching of various courses including genetics, immunotechnology, developmental biology, genetics and evolution; and her interest is Molecular testing and host-pathogen interactions. Dr. Marilyn also worked at the National Veterinary Laboratory of Rwanda Animal Resources Development Authority as a laboratory specialist for the Avian Influenza project funded by the International Center of AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University and later on Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Rwanda for 2 years. She completed her Master degree from Wageningen University and Research in Medical Biotechnology where she specialized on Gene-diet interactions and their implications in Immune responses and aging in C. elegans. As a second research topic she focused on drug resistance profiles of HIV Type 1 of infected patients under antiretroviral treatments using HIV Genotyping in Rwanda.

Dr. Marilyn has a PhD in Life Sciences with a specialization in Medical Entomology from Wageningen University focused on Citizen science as an alternative approach to strengthen malaria vector surveillance and to highlight areas with malaria vector hotspots in Rwanda. Her research activities focus on the development of innovative approaches and novel technologies for control of malaria vectors and other neglected tropical diseases. She has expertise in molecular biology and virology.