Gary J. Nabel is Director of the Vaccine Research
Center in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH. He is well
known as a molecular virologist and immunologist for his work in the fields of HIV, Ebola
virus, and cancer research. Dr. Nabel graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in
1975, then entered the university's M.D.-Ph.D. program, completing his Ph.D. in 1980 and
his M.D. 2 years later. He then served as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of David
Baltimore at MIT's Whitehead Institute. In recognition of his expertise at the forefront
of virology, immunology, gene therapy, and molecular biology, Dr. Nabel was elected a member
of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1998.
Among his honors are: the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-Amgen
Scientific Achievement Award, and he serves as a council member for the American Academy
for the Advancement of Science.