Professor Victor Nizet

University of California San Diego, USA

Victor Nizet is Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Basic Research, Department of Pediatrics, and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). A graduate of Reed College, Dr. Nizet received his medical training at Stanford University, completed a Residency and Chief Residency in Pediatrics at Harvard University's Children's Hospital in Boston, and a  Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington’s Children's Hospital in Seattle. At UCSD, he leads a large basic and translational research laboratory studying bacterial pathogenesis, innate immunity, and novel approaches to treatment of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and sepsis. He has authored over 530 peer-reviewed publications and collaborated with biotechnology companies to develop novel antibiotic and immune-based therapies and vaccines. His contributions have been recognized by the E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics from the Society for Pediatric Research, the DC White Award for Interdisciplinary Research from the American Society of Microbiology, Career Awards from the American Heart Association and American Lung Association, an NIH/NIAID Merit Award, and his election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, American Association for Advancement of Science, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, American Academy of Microbiology, and the National Academy of Medicine.

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