Garcia Sastre Adolfo 2Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Ph.D.

"Virus-host interactions as a guide to virus basic biology and antiviral development"

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Director Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute
Professor of Microbiology
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Adolfo Garcia-Sastre is a leading expert in pathogen sensing, type I interferon antiviral responses, viral immunity, and influenza and other RNA emerging viruses molecular biology, virus-host interactions, vaccines and phothogenesis, including SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2.

Bertram M. Marx Endowment

Bertram M. Marx Endowment Edgar and Margot Marx established an endowment to support the Bertram M. Marx Graduate Student Research Grants Program, which has been active since 1982. Each year, two graduate students interested in cancer research are selected by the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s internal committee to receive these awards. To further honor the memory of Edgar’s father, Edgar and Margot established the Bertram M. Marx Lectureship in 1985. The lectureship, which is hosted by the UAB Department of Microbiology, supports annual visits to the UAB campus by scientists noted for their work examining the basic biology of cancer as well as the impact of infection, inflammation and immune regulation on the development and progression of cancer and other chronic diseases. The Marx Lectures are given by top leaders in their respective fields and have included Nobel Laureates and members of the US National Academy of Sciences. See the list of prior Marx Lecturers.

The Department of Microbiology and the whole UAB research community are deeply grateful to the Marx family for their continued generosity in providing resources to bring truly outstanding scientists to Birmingham and UAB.