James Le Duc, PhD
Director, Galveston National Laboratory
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Tropical and Emerging Virology
James Le Duc, PhD, is the director of the Galveston National Laboratory, one of the largest active biocontainment facilities on a U.S. academic campus. Dr. Le Duc joined UTMB in late 2006 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where he was the influenza coordinator and director of the Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases. With more than four decades of experience working in the fields of biodefense and public health, his work has taken him around the world, from West Africa, where he began his professional career as a field biologist working for the Smithsonian Institution, to Brazil and Panama during a 23-year career as a U.S. Army officer in the medical research and development command.
Global Health, the epidemiology of infectious diseases, and their interface with biodefense and biosecurity.
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