Nathan Wolfe, Ph.D.
D.Sc. (Immunology & Infectious Disease), Harvard University
M.A. (Biological Anthropology), Harvard University
Research focus: Biodiversity, ecology and evolution of microbes, Infectious diseases monitoring
Other appointments and previous roles:
Lorry I. Lokey Business Wire Consulting Professor in Human Biology, Stanford University (2008-2017)
Chairman of the Board, Metabiota (2016- )
Chief Executive Officer, Metabiota (2008-16)
Professor, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (2006-08)
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University (2003-06)
Nathan Wolfe is founder of Global Viral (previously GVFI) and Metabiota, a company that specializes in microbiological research, products and services, and the Chairman of Global Viral, a non-profit that promotes understanding, exploration and stewardship of the microbial world. Dr. Wolfe received his doctorate in Immunology & Infectious Diseases from Harvard in 1998. He has received numerous awards including a Fulbright fellowship and the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award and was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2009 and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2010. Dr. Wolfe has over eight years of experience living and conducting biomedical research in Southeast Asia (Malaysia) and sub-Saharan Africa (Cameroon and Uganda), and he currently coordinates activities of over 50 scientists and staff in countries around the world. He has received support totaling over $60m in grants and contracts from Google.org, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the US Department of Defense among others. He has over 80 scientific publications, and his critically acclaimed book, The Viral Storm, has been published in six languages and was shortlisted in 2012 for the Royal Society’s Winton Prize.
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