Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Stuart T. Nichol, Ph.D
Areas of Expertise
- Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
- Emerging Viral Diseases (i.e. Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever virus, Arenaviruses and Hantaviruses)
Branch Chief, Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, NCEZID
Stuart T. Nichol, Ph.D., is Chief of the Viral Special Pathogens Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he has worked since 1992. The Viral Special Pathogens Branch is involved in activities that address more than 35 highly infectious viruses, many of which cause hemorrhagic fevers and other deadly diseases.
Dr. Nichol is an expert on viral hemorrhagic fevers and emerging viral diseases, such as Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever, Rift valley fever virus, arenaviruses and hantaviruses. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications on these topics.
Prior to joining CDC, Dr. Nichol was a faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Nichol received his B.Sc. at the University of Liverpool, England and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Nichol’s accomplishments have been recognized by numerous awards including the Harry M. Rose Lecturer (Columbia Univ. College of Physicians and Surgeons), the Ho Wang Lee Lecturer (American Society of Virology), the Dalrymple-Young Memorial Award (American Committee on Arthropod-borne Viruses), and the Pekka Halonen Award in Diagnostic Virology (CDC). Dr. Nichol serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals and on multiple international advisory committees.
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