October 13-18, 2017

October 13-18, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Eagleson Lecture Series Award 2017-02-20T16:06:16+00:00
John M. Eagleson, Jr.

John M. Eagleson, Jr.

The Eagleson Lecture is in memory of John M. Eagleson, Jr. The keynote speaker for the Biological Safety Conference shall be the speaker that is sponsored by the Eagleson Institute. The Eagleson Lecture Series Award recipient is selected in recognition of accomplishments that contribute to the awareness of biological hazards. The topic of the lecture shall be consistent with the mission of the Eagleson Institute, which is to promote the principles and practices of laboratory safety. The subject of the lecture shall be timely with an emphasis on emerging issues rather than the presentation of historical information. The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) shall recommend nominees to the Eagleson Institute for selection.

Zika Virus—A Reemerged Arbovirus
Nikolaos Vasilakis, PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Galveston, TX

Past Recipients

2016 Nikolaos Vasilakis, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Galveston, TX
Title: Novel HIV Vaccination and Eradication Strategies

2015 Dan H. Barouch, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Title: Novel HIV Vaccination and Eradication Strategies

2014 Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Title: Challenges Facing Public Health Over the Next Decade

2013 Marc Lipsitch, MD, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Title: Biosafety and Bioethics: Special Challenges of Gain-of-Function Experiments and Potential Pandemic Pathogens

2012 David Schaffer, PhD
University of California- Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Title: Directed Evolution of Designer Viral Vectors for Therapeutic Gene Delivery

2011 Jennifer Goodrich, PhD
Department of Homeland Security, Ft. Detrick, MD
Title: Challenges Integrating Bioforensics and Biosafety

2010 June Medford, PhD
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
Title: The Promises and Challenges of Synthetic Biology

2009 Robert B. Tesh
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Title: Laboratory Surveillance of West Nile Virus Activity in the Houston Metropolitan Area

2008 Alan Barrett
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Title: Biocontainment: The Continual Need for Interactions Both Inside and Outside the Institution

2007 Jeffrey Leid, PhD
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Title: Bugs, Biofilms and Biosafety

2006 Ralph Timperi, MPH
Association of Public Health Laboratories, Silver Spring, MD
Title: Global Biosafety

2005 No Award Presented

2004 Paul W. Brown, MD
Title: Wrapping Up the Mad Cow Story

2003 R. Mark L. Buller, PhD
Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Title: IL-4 Enhancement of Poxvirus Lethality, Implications for Smallpox

2002 Ron Atlas, PhD
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, President ASM
Title: Current Issues Dealing with Recombinant DNA

2001 Randall Murch, PhD
Federal Bureau of Investigation Forensics Division
Title: Biosafety in Forensic Investigation

2000 Anthony Fauci, MD, NIAID
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Title: AIDS: Considerations for the 21st Century

1999 Ronald Crystal, MD
Cornel University Medical College, New York Weill Cornell Center, New York, NY
Title: A Decade of Gene Therapy

1998 JoAnn Burkholder, PhD
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Title: Pfiesteria Piscicida

1997 Stanley B. Prusiner, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Title: Mad Cows, Demented People and Biocontainment

1996 Patti A. Wetzel, MD
AIDs Educator
Title: Occupational Exposure for Healthcare Workers: A Personal Perspective

1995 Richard Preston
Title: The Hot Zone

1994 Mary Gilchrist, PhD
Abbott Laboratories
Title: Laboratory Safety Beyond Bloodborne Pathogens TX or TB

1993 Gary Simpson, MD, PhD
New Mexico State Health Department, Santa Fe, NM
Title: Hantavirus 101

1992 Alan Hinman, MD
Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
Title: Tuberculosis-Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow