Norbert K. Herzog

The University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

Norbert K. Herzog, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology, and Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB), Texas. He is also a member of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases and the WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases and is Assistant Dean for Recruitment in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UTMB. He is the recipient of The Leon Bromberg Distinguished Professor for Excellence in Teaching of the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and has been named the Paul Brindley Distinguished Scholar. He has been recognized multiple times for his efforts in teaching and mentoring. He was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, immigrated to the US and was largely educated in California. He holds a B.S. in Bacteriology from UCLA (1976), an MS in Biology from California State University, Northridge (1979) and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from The University of Texas at Austin (1985). His doctorate was supervised by Henry R. Bose, Jr. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Scripps Institute and Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA and at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center under the supervision of Ralph Arlinghaus. In 1989, he joined the UTMB faculty. He directs a research group with interests in cellular signal transduction associated with the pathogenesis of infectious agents, virology, biodefense and in drug design. He is co-host of a nationally syndicated radio show called Medical Discovery News ( His personal interests include photography, music and travel.

Biography Updated on 18 December 2008

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