Jeffrey J. Adamovicz

MRI Global, USA

Currently, Dr. Adamovicz is the Principal Scientific Advisor for MRI’s Frederick, Maryland office - a technical services consulting group supporting a variety of government and non-government clients and head of the Center for Biological Safety and Security (CBS2). He is responsible for the scientific aspects of all assigned projects related to laboratory capacity building, biosafety, threat assessment and disease surveillance projects in support of numerous threat reduction and biosecurity programs worldwide. The MRI-Frederick office also provides expert consulting and training services related to national and international laboratories procedures and technology, biosafety and biosecurity issues, and emergency management, CBRN defense, national security policy and intelligence research and analysis. Previously, he served as Chief of Bacteriology at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). In this capacity he supervised over 80 scientists in two Institutes, including three different BSL-3 suites and three BSL-2 suites working on vaccine development projects for anthrax, plague, meliodosis, and brucellosis. He simultaneously served as the U.S. Army Task Area Manager for all bacterial vaccine and therapeutics development. Dr. Adamovicz has a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and a B.A. in Biotechnology from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He has additional education in product development, GLP/GMP and Army acquisition. Dr. Adamovicz is a member of ABSA and a Registered Biosafety Professional, a member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), an ad hoc reviewer for several scientific journals and a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health. He has authored or coauthored more than 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and 6 book chapters.

Biography Updated on 14 April 2011

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