Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD
Dr. Adolfo García-Sastre is a Professor in the Departments of Microbiology and of Medicine and Director of the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute at Icahn School of Medicine. For 25 years, he has made landmark contributions to the influenza virus field, including the successful development of reverse genetics techniques allowing the recreation of the influenza virus from recombinant DNA. His research on the molecular biology of influenza viruses and other negative strand RNA viruses has resulted in more than 400 scientific publications and reviews. He directs the Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis, a large systems biology center to identify new antiviral targets and was among the first members of the Vaccine Study Section and Virology B Study Section of the National Institutes of Health. He served as President of the International Society for Vaccines in 2014-2015, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.