Edward Mocarski, Ph.D.

Dr. Mocarski has contributed significantly to the fields of virology, immunology and inflammation, and is recognized as a world expert in herpesviruses, having edited Human Herpesviruses, authored the Cytomegaloviruses in the Encyclopedia of Virology through two editions and Fields Virology through five editions. At Stanford University (1983-2006), he served as Chair of Microbiology & Immunology and Associate Dean of Research, and is currently Emeritus Professor. He was a Distinguished Fellow at MedImmune, LLC, a division of AstraZeneca in 2009 and 2010, where he directed new pipeline vaccine research. At Emory University, his research over the last decade has focused on the infected cell response to infection, mainly the contribution of regulated cell death pathways to host defense.