Thomas G. Voss
Thomas G. Voss received his B.S. degree in microbiology from the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Tex, USA, in 1990 and his Ph.D. degree in microbiology and immunology from Tulane University, New Orleans, La, USA, in 1994. He received an ASM-NCID Postdoctoral Research Associates Award and performed research under Dr. Clarence "C. J." Peters supervision at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focused on the pathogenesis of viral hemorrhagic fevers. Dr. Voss was a Visiting Fellow in the Division of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Laboratory, at the University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, providing molecular virology support to clinical studies in anti-HIV therapy development. He was a visiting scientist in the Measles Virus Section at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focusing on intracellular trafficking of paramyxoviruses and the role of nuclear import in replication. He worked as a Research Scientist in the Chemical and Biological Defense Division, a Group Leader in the Drug Discovery Division, and Vice President of the Division of Homeland Security and Emerging Infectious Diseases at The Southern Research Institute (Birmingham, Ala, and Frederick, Md, USA) before joining the faculty of the School of Medicine at Tulane University (New Orleans, La, USA). A recognized expert in infectious disease agents that require high containment, Dr. Voss has served as an advisor or reviewer to numerous organizations focused on biological threat agents. He has developed programs and managed high containment facilities for a number of private and public entities and serves on several editorial or review panels related to infectious diseases, high containment, and national security. His current research focus is the pathogenesis of acute respiratory and hemorrhagic fever virus infections including influenza, SARS coronavirus, Dengue virus, and hantaviruses associated with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011