GVN: Forefront Of Virology COVID-19 Webinar Series
Featuring Dr. Scott Weaver – March 25, 2021 – “Variants of SARS-CoV-2: Studies of Transmission Efficiency and Susceptibility to Vaccine-induced Immunity”
Dr. Scott Weaver
Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Director, Institute for Human Infections & Immunity
Scientific Director, Galveston National Laboratory
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology
GVN Center Director, UTMB
Dr. Scott C. Weaver is Director of the Institute for Human Infections & Immunity (IHII), Scientific Director of the Galveston National Laboratory, and Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. He holds the John Sealy Distinguished University Chair in Human Infections and Immunity at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Dr. Weaver leads three major NIH- and CDC-funded center grants at UTMB: The Western Gulf Center of Excellence for in Vector-borne Diseases, the West African Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, and the World Reference Center for Emerging Viruses and Arboviruses.
Dr. Weaver is an internationally recognized virologist and mosquito biologist with more than 370 peer-reviewed research publications in prestigious scientific journals, many invited presentations at international meetings, and international leadership roles. He has received many awards from and holds leadership positions in a number of national and international scientific societies and professional organizations, including the Walter Reed Medal from the American Society of Tropical medicine and Hygiene for career research contributions, and the Robert Gallo Award for Scientific Excellence from the Global Virus Network. Dr. Weaver is also a fellow of the American Academy of Inventors in recognition of his contributions to vaccine development, and a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He holds nine patents for vaccine and diagnostics development for viral diseases.
Dr. Weaver’s high stature in the scientific community is also indicated by his service on many national and international committees and study sections, as well as his many editorial appointments including as editor for PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLoS Pathogens, the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Archives of Virology.
Dr. Weaver teaches and mentors young scientists extensively, and was named the Leon Bromberg Professor of Excellence in Teaching at UTMB. He earned his BS degree in biology and music from the College of William and Mary in 1979, his MS degree in entomology from Cornell University in 1982, and his PhD degree in virology from the University of California, San Diego in 1993. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine, he joined the UTMB faculty in 1994.