Associate Director for Laboratory Science - Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dates Atlanta GA
Office for the Director, Center for Global Health, Global impact of laboratory science applications.
Emergency Operations Center and capacity for outbreak response.
Laboratory Task Force Ebola Outbreak Response, Project development for Zika virus response Caribbean and Central America, Personal web page (external link)
University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine
Research Interests: to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the pathogenesis of important human and veterinary diseases and to develop novel methods for vaccination and prevention. Strongest interest on viruses and zoonotic pathogens. We are establishing at UW-Madison a state-of-the-art research group that uses molecular approaches to unravel host-pathogen interactions for emerging diseases (e.g dengue, West Nile) and biodefense pathogens (e.g Monkeypox, plague). Our group is actively researching and developing novel human and animal vaccines for diseases including highly pathogenic avian influenza, dengue, chikungunya and plague. We are committed to mentoring and guiding young bright students and to improving veterinary and human public health in developing countries, especially in Latin America.