Dawn Wesson

Associate Professor · Tulane University

Professor Wesson is a national expert in vector-borne diseases spread by mosquitoes.

Zika Virus Chagas Disease Mosquito-Borne Viruses West Nile Virus Medical Entomology

Robert J. Linhardt

Ann and John H. Broadbent, Jr. ’59 Senior Constellation Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professor Linhardt focuses on glycobiology, glycochemistry and glycoengineering

drug synthesis Organic, Medicinal and Drug Discovery Biochemistry and Chemical Biology Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Metabolic Engineering and Biocatalysis

Jonathan S. Dordick

Howard P. Isermann Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering & Co-Director, Heparin Applied Research Center · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Applies biological principles to advance bioengineering and biomanufacturing, stem cell engineering, and drug discovery

Drug Discovery Biomanufacturing Biochemical Engineering Biochemistry Chemistry

Dra. Celia Alpuche Aranda

Directora Ejecutiva del Centro de Investigación sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas (Executive Director) · Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública

Director of Research Center for Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Public Health

Immunization Infectious Diseases Bacterial Pathogenesis Epidemiological and Molecular Mechanisms Vaccination

James "Mac" Hyman

Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Mathematics · Tulane University

James "Mac" Hyman works to build a solid mathematical foundation for difference approximations to partial differential equations

Coronavirus Epidemics Life Sciences Statistical Modeling Disease Management

Dr. Vivek Nangia

Director, Pulmonology, Medical Critical Care and Sleep Disorders · Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital

Dr Nangia is an Interventional Pulmonologist and Infectious Disease Specialist with training in Sleep and Critical Care Medicine.

Coronavirus Adult Vaccination Pulmonology Sleep Medicine Interventional Bronchoscopies

Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.

Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

DeSimone’s lab uses nanotechnology to engineer new disease treatment approaches, as well as 3D printing to engineer novel medical devices.

3-D Printing Nanotechnology Innovation Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering

Dra. Verónica Carrión Falcón

Director of the Health Care Program for Children and Adolescents · Centro Nacional para la Salud de la Infancia y Adolescencia (CeNSIA)

Verónica Carrión Falcón is the Director of the Health Care Program for Children and Adolescents at CeNSIA.

Vaccination Vaccination Strategies Vaccinations Epidemiology

Edith Mirzaian, PharmD, BCACP

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Assistant Dean of Curriculum · USC School of Pharmacy

An expert in international travel medicine and immunizations, as well as pharmacy-based patient care services and pharmacy education.

Pharmacy Education Improving STAR ratings in MTM Services in Medicare Populations Immunizations and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases International Travel Health Collaborative Practice Implementation and Compensation Mechanism for Clinical Pharmacy Services

Shan-Lu Liu

Professor I Department of Veterinary Biosciences · The Ohio State University

Professor Liu studies virus-host interactions, in particular how RNA viruses enter host cells and cause pathogenesis in humans and animals.

Viral Infections HIV Ebola Lung Cancer Cancer Biology

Dr. John Schieffelin

Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Sections of Pediatric & Adult Infectious Diseases · Tulane University

His research focuses on the natural history, clinical care and immunology of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs)

COVID-19 Clinical Infectious Disease Infections in Transplant Recipients Virology and Immunology Tuberculosis

Prof. Raina MacIntyre

Head, School of Public Health and Community Medicine & Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology · University of New South Wales

Prof. MacIntyre is an international expert in infectious diseases, vaccinology (especially for the elderly) and biosecurity.

Vaccination COVID-19 Biosecurity Epidemic Response and Emerging Infectious Diseases Vaccinology

Dr. Ronald Blanton

Chair of Tropical Medicine, · Tulane University

Dr. Ronald Blanton is a physician-scientist who can speak about the global public health risks of COVID-19 and water-borne disease research.

COVID-19 Monitoring Task Force COVID-19 Community-based antimicrobial resistance Schistosomiasis Parasitic diseases

Iain Lake

Reader in Environmental Sciences · University of East Anglia

He examines the link between the natural environment and public health.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Natural Environment and Public Health Climate Change Effects on Allergies Gastrointestinal Pathology Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

John Brownstein

Chief Innovation Officer · Boston Children's Hospital

John Brownstein's research is focused on predicting patterns of epidemics and pandemics, and the efficacy of disease control strategies.

Population Health Informatics Molecular Biology Program Management Epidemiology Public Health