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Personal Profile


Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Ph.D

Dr. García-Sastre is Professor in the Departments of Microbiology, of Medicine, of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine, and in the Tisch Cancer Center at Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York. He is also Director of the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute at ISMMS, and Principal Investigator for the Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis and Transmission (CRIPT), a NIAID Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Response (CEIRR). For the past 30 years, his research interest has been focused on the molecular biology, virus-host interactions, innate immunity and pathogenesis of influenza viruses and several other RNA viruses, as well as on the development of new vaccines and antivirals. He has more than 600 peer-reviewed publications in these areas of research. He has been President of the International Society for Vaccines in 2014-2015. He is Editor for the scientific journal PLoS Pathogens , Editor-in-Chief for Current Opinion in Virology, and has been editor for Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Virology and Virus Research. In 2017, he has been elected a fellow of the Royal Academy of Pharmacy in Spain. In 2019, he was recognized with a Honorary Doctor Degree from the University of Burgos, Spain. Also in 2019, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the National Academy of Inventors.

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