Dr. Michael Farzan is Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Research Institute.
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Hello from New York! We are with Dr. Michael Farzan, who is Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Research Institute, Florida Campus. Dr. Farzan graduated from Harvard College and obtained his PhD from Harvard University Medical School in 1997. He did post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University and rose to Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Harvard University Medical School. Dr. Farzan then moved to The Scripps Research Institute in 2012 to become Professor and Co-Chair of Microbiology and Immunology Department. Dr. Farzan is an expert in how enveloped viruses, such as HIV and coronaviruses enter a human cell. His research interests include design of novel treatments and vaccines against viral diseases, including HIV and viruses that cause severe respiratory diseases, including SARS and COVID-19 coronavirus. Dr. Farzan did breakthrough research that led to discovery of receptor for SARS virus in 2003. Dr. Farzan is on Editorial Board of Journal of Virology since 2007, he was member of Steering Committee, Infectious Disease Initiative, Broad Institute in Boston, and Founder. Emmune Inc. biotechnology company. He has received many awards for his research accomplishments, including awards from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, American Academy of Microbiology, and The Kavli Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Farzan has authored and co-authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications in international medical journals and presented numerous talks at international conferences on virology research and treatment of HIV and other viral diseases, including SARS coronaviruses. Dr. Farzan, hello and welcome!