Chief, Polio and Picornavirus Laboratory Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Oberste has a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of California at Davis and a PhD in Immunology and Medical Microbiology from the University of Florida, with an emphasis on virology (poliovirus replication). He received postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute’s Frederick Cancer Research Facility, in the area of animal models for HIV and AIDS and spent two years developing alphavirus vaccines at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. In 1996, he joined CDC as Team Lead for enterovirus and poliovirus diagnostics. He was appointed Chief of the Polio and Picornavirus Laboratory Branch in 2012, with responsibility for all laboratory aspects of CDC’s polio eradication activities, including diagnostics, molecular epidemiology, vaccine development, population immunity, clinical trials for vaccines and antivirals, and support for the Global Polio Laboratory Network, as well as acute flaccid myelitis, and picornavirus diagnostics.
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose
Thursday, October 3
2:35 PM – 3:00 PM