Ann Powers, PhD

Chief, Alphavirus Laboratory, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Photo: Ann Powers, PhD

Ann Powers, PhD, is a research microbiologist and Chief of the Alphavirus Laboratory in CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases. Her work focuses on investigations of alphavirus–mosquito interactions, identification of alphavirus elements of virulence, field-based ecology and surveillance projects, and participating in emergency preparedness/response activities. Dr. Powers earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Arbovirology from Colorado State University. She performed Postdoctoral Research training at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and became an assistant professor at UTMB prior to joining the CDC in 2000. She has authored over 90 scientific publications on alphaviruses and other mosquito-borne viruses.

During her tenure with CDC, Dr. Powers has held numerous international and national responsibilities including serving as Chair of the Togaviridae Study Group for the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, a Deputy Editor for the PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases journal, and current Editor of the International Catalog of Arboviruses.

Page last reviewed: September 20, 2017