External Advisory Committee

Aldofo Garcia-Sastre, Ph.D.

Fischberg Professor
Division of Infectious Disease Director
Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute
Mount Sinai school of Medicine 

Research Areas: Molecular biology of influenza viruses and other negative strand RNA viruses 

Jay K. Kolls, M.D. (Chair) 

Director, Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research 
Professor of Pediatircs and Immunology 
University of Pittsburg School of Medicine 

Research Areas: Lung T-cell immunity to pathogens

Kevin S. Harrod, Ph.D. 

Professor 
Benjamin Monroe Carraway Endowed Chair
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine 
School of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Research Areas: Pathogenesis, immunity and host defense to respiratory  viruses and community-acquired bacterial lung infections 

Tony Mikos, Ph.D. 

Lois Calder Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University, Houston

Research Areas: Synthesis, processinf, and evaluation of new biomaterials for use as scaffolds for tissue engineering 

Ralph A. Tripp, Ph.D. 

Professor & GRA Chair 
Department of Infectious Diseases 
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens

Research Areas: Immunity and Disease pathogenesis associated with respiratory virus infection vaccine development