Thomas W. Geisbert

Dr. Thomas W. Geisbert is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the Galveston National Laboratory.Dr. Geisbert co-discovered the Reston species of Ebola virus in 1989.This work was the subject of many articles in the scientific literature and in the popular press as well as Richard Preston’s best-selling novel “The Hot Zone”. His research focuses on emerging viruses with a particular emphasis on viruses causing hemorrhagic fever including Ebola virus, Marburg virus, and Lassa virus. Dr. Geisbert was among the dedicated group of Ebola fighters named collectively as Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2014.

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