Rajae El Aouad is Professor of Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, a Resident Member of the Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technology (HIIAST) and a Member of the Steering Committee of the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES). She holds a Doctorate of Medical Studies, a Master of Sciences and a Master of Health Policy and Management. Rajae devoted the first part of her career to strengthen Public Health Laboratory Services in Morocco and setting up several national and WHO reference laboratories at the National Institute of Hygiene. Rajae has served on several international scientific committees, including the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee for the African Network for Drugs and Innovation, the WHO Consultative Expert Working Group (CEWG) on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination, and the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Advisory Group for the WHO Director. Rajae El Aouad was named to the Women in Science Hall of Fame by the U.S. Department of State in 2012.