Scott C. Weaver, MS, PhD

Scott C. Weaver, MS, PhD
John Sealy Distinguished University Chair in Human Infections and Immunity
John S. Dunn Distinguished Chair in Biodefense
Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Director, Institute for Human Infections & Immunity
Scientific Director, Galveston National Laboratory
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology

Phone: (409) 266-6500
Mail Route: 0610
Office: Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) 6.200D
Email: sweaver@utmb.edu

Education
Post-doctoral Fellowship
Yale University School of Medicine
1994
New Haven, CT
PhD, Molecular Biology and Virology
University of California, San Diego
1993
La Jolla, CA
MS, Medical Entomology
Cornell University
1982
Ithaca, NY
BS, Biology and Music
The College of William and Mary
1979
Williamsburg, VA
Research Interests
Ecology, epidemiology, evolution, and pathogenesis of arboviral diseases; vaccine development
Current Research
Dr. Weaver’s research focuses on the ecology, evolution, epidemiology and pathogenesis of arboviral diseases, arbovirus‐mosquito vector interactions, and vaccine development for arboviral disease prevention. Current projects include emergence mechanisms, pathogenesis and vector transmission of Zika and chikungunya viruses. His lab is also developing a newly discovered mosquito‐specific alphavirus, Eilat virus, as a vaccine and diagnostic antigen platform, as well as developing vesiculoviruses as new vaccine vectors. He also leads the CDC‐funded Western Gulf Center of Excellence in Vector‐borne Diseases, involving eight academic and multiple public health institutions in Texas, and the World Reference Center for Emerging Viruses and Arboviruses.
Publications
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