John Lednicky

Research Professor · University of Florida

John Lednicky focuses on microbiology and molecular biology, various bacteria, fungi and viruses, including influenza and coronaviruses.

Airborne Transmission Zoonotic Diseases West Nile Virus Infectious Disease Airborne Disease

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

Dr Sarah Pitt

Principal Lecturer in Microbiology · University of Brighton

Sarah is a member of the Institute of Biomedical Science’s Virology Specialist Advisory Panel and its Chief Examiner.

COVID-19 Microbiology Viruses Infection Control Anti-microbial Resistance

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

Kali Kniel

Professor, Microbial Food Safety · University of Delaware

Prof. Kniel’s laboratory explores issues of food safety and public health that involve transmission of viruses and pathogenic bacteria.

Food Systems Pathogenic Bacteria Food Safety Public Health Microorganisms

Derek Cummings

Professor · University of Florida

Derek Cummings’ research on emerging pathogens has included studies of MERS, Ebola and novel influenza.

Emerging Pathogens Immunology of Infectious Diseases Global Health Ebola Influenza

Paulo Verardi, Ph.D.

Department Head and Associate Professor of Virology and Vaccinology · University of Connecticut

Expert on vaccine development & virology (Smallpox, Rinderpest, Zika, coronaviruses, Rift Valley, Powassan, SFTSV, Heartland, & more)

COVID-19 Mosquito-borne Diseases Tick-borne Diseases Zika Smallpox

Eva Buckner

Assistant Professor/State Extension Specialist · University of Florida

Eva Buckner researches mosquitoes and mosquito control efforts.

Mosquito Control Programs Mosquito-Borne Viruses Human Health Mosquitos Pesticides

Gregory Glass

Professor · University of Florida

Gregory Glass focuses on understanding infectious disease systems: the agents, hosts and environmental sources.

Medical Geography Global Health Microbiology & Immunology

Robert Garry

Professor · Tulane University

Dr. Garry has published over 100 papers in the area of retrovirology

COVID-19 Pathology Lassa Fever Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis Ebola

Diane M. Styers

Associate Professor · Western Carolina University

Diane Styers's current research focuses on analyzing ecosystem structure and function and examining changes over space and time.

Human Ecology Mapping Multi-Sensor Integration LiDAR Data Analysis Object-Based Image Analysis (OBIA) Forest Ecology

Sandra K. Weller, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics · University of Connecticut

Sandra K. Weller, Ph.D., is an expert in the herpes simplex virus.

Biochemistry Biophysics Molecular Biology Herpes Simplex Virus

Zach Jenkins

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases · Cedarville University

Dr. Zach Jenkins is an infectious disease expert who loves educating others about superbugs, antibiotic therapy, and emergency preparedness.

Vaccines Superbugs Viruses COVID-19 Infectious Diseases

Jim Wellehan

Professor · University of Florida

Jim Wellehan's research focuses on comparative infectious disease, pathogen evolution, molecular diagnostics and pathogen discovery.

Mycology Virology Wildlife Medicine Infectious Disease Bacteriology

Tim Bowers, MS, CIC, CPHQ

Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness · ChristianaCare

Tim Bowers is the vice president of Clinical Effectiveness at ChristianaCare, and leads efforts to prevent infections in patients.

Flu Prevention Clinical Effectiveness Infection Prevention COVID-19 prevention

Dustin J. Sleesman

Associate Professor, Management · University of Delaware

Dr. Sleesman studies the psychology of decision-making, negotiation and conflict resolution, as well as team effectiveness.

Motivation Teamwork Dynamics Negotiation Decision-Making Conflict Resolution

Rich Lenski

Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics · Michigan State University

“The Man Who Bottled Evolution”

Experimental Evolution Bacteria Digital Organisms Dynamics of Evolution Microbiology

Carl Zimmer

Columnist · The New York Times

Columnist at The New York Times

Books Magazine Articles Newspaper Science Biology

Debbie Delaney

Associate Professor, Entomology · University of Delaware

Prof. Delaney researches evolutionary biology and population genetics of honey bees.

Population Genetics Honey Bees Evolutionary Biology

Brenton R. Graveley, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Genetics and Genome Sciences · University of Connecticut

Professor Graveley is an expert in genetics and genomic sciences, with particular focus on RNA biology.

Micro RNAs Genetics and Genomics Genome Sciences RNA Biology