Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in the Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University. Professor and Chair of Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University between 1983 and 2006 (now Emeritus). Distinguished Fellow at MedImmune, LLC, a division of AstraZeneca in 2009 and 2010 where he directed new pipeline vaccine research. His research interest is in the biology and pathogenesis of cytomegalovirus (CMV), and his group has made key contributions to the identification of replication functions, latent reservoir in myelomonocytic progenitors, immunomodulatory functions, and cellular response to viral infection. Most recently, study of viral functions that modulate host cell intrinsic activation and death pathways has brought understanding of cell death pathways in host defense and development.
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