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Arturo Casadevall MD, PhD

Arturo Casadevall MD, PhD

Chair, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Alfred & Jill Sommer Professor and Chair, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Alfred and Jill Summer Chair of the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University. He completed his internship/residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital and specialized in Infectious Diseases at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The author of over 800 papers, books and chapters, his major research interests are in fungal pathogenesis and the mechanisms of antibody action.  He is also interested in the problems with scientific enterprise and with collaborators showed that misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted publications.  He is editor-in-chief of mBio, Deputy Editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and serves on several editorial boards. He has served on several NIH committees including the NIAID Strategic Plan, the Blue Ribbon Panel on Biodefense Research, the NAS panel that reviewed the FBI investigation on anthrax attacks, the NAS Federal Regulations and Reporting committee and the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. He was a Commissioner in the National Commission on Forensic Science and previously served as President of the Medical Mycology Society of the Americas.  He is currently the Chair the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Microbiology. He has received numerous honors including election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Academy of Physicians, American Academy of Microbiology, Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.