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Ronald Desrosiers, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA

Michel Nussenzweig

Ronald C. Desrosiers, PhDDr. Desrosiers was Director of a research center at Harvard Medical School for thirteen years before going to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2013 as Professor of Pathology and Director of Faculty Development. He is noted for the original discovery of the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), for development and use of monkey models of viral disease, and for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of viral pathogenesis. He has trained numerous scientists who have gone on to become leaders in academic research, including department chairs, heads of research institutes, and tenured faculty both in this country and around the world. He has received numerous honors and awards, including: fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology; a Distinguished Research Career Award from Ohio State University; a Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University; the John Boezi Memorial Alumni Award from Michigan State University; the Max Planck Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; an honorary M.S. degree from Harvard University; an honorary M.D. degree from the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nurnberg; and noted as a most highly cited scientist by the Institute for Scientific Information.

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