Presented by the Emerging Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Discussion Group:
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences
**This event will also be broadcast as a webinar**
Non member $30. Non member student $15.
New York Blood Center
W. Ian Lipkin, MD
W. Ian Lipkin, MD, is the John Snow Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Neurology and Pathology, and Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity, the Northeast Biodefense Center, and the WHO Collaborating Centre on Diagnostics, Surveillance and Immunotherapeutics for Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he obtained his MD at Rush Medical College, Medicine Residency at the University of Washington, Neurology Residency at the UCSF, and Fellowship in Neurovirology and Neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute. His contributions include the first use of purely molecular methods to identify an infectious agent; implication of West Nile virus as the cause of the encephalitis in North America in 1999; invention of MassTag PCR and the first panmicrobial microarray; first use of deep sequencing in pathogen discovery; discovery of more than 300 viruses including rhinovirus C, Dandenong, and LuJo; and establishment of the largest prospective birth cohort focused on pathogenesis and biomarker discovery. He served in Beijing as an intermediary between the WHO and the Chinese government during the SARS outbreak of 2003, and co-directed SARS research efforts in China with current Minister of Health Chen Zhu.
Judy A. Mikovits, PhD
Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease
Gail Moskowitz, MD