Alison Kraigsley is the TB Vaccines Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of research investments to address scientific gaps and support the development of a robust TB vaccine pipeline. Alison has a broad background in infectious disease research and policy. Prior to joining the BMGF, Alison was a researcher at the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Policy and Research (CIDRAP) where played a critical role in developing Influenza Vaccine Research and Development Roadmap (https://ivr.cidrap.umn.edu). The roadmap is a research agenda with a global perspective targeting the improvement of seasonal influenza vaccines and the development of new universal (or broadly protective) influenza vaccines. Additionally, she served as both an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow and a Program Officer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). During her time at NIAID, she supported programs in both tuberculosis and influenza. As an AAAS science and technology policy fellow, she supported the NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS), a multi-university research network targeting influenza research, surveillance, and pandemic preparedness and served as an ex officio member of the ACIP Novel Influenza Vaccines Working Group. As a program officer in the NIAID Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Other Mycobacterial Diseases section, Alison was responsible for the pathogen biology portfolio, as well as management of the multicenter Tuberculosis Research Units Network (TBRU-N). She served as an organizational consultant to the World Health Organization's Global TB Programme and the secretariat of the Mycobacterial Panel of the US-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program. Alison earned a PhD in Molecular Biology and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and a BSc in Interdisciplinary Chemistry-Physics from Furman University.