Geneva is pleased to announce the 2016 Researcher of the Year award recipient. Geneva’s Researcher of the Year award honors an individual who, in partnership with Geneva, spearheads innovative medical research within the U.S. military for the benefit of service members and veterans, their families, and the global community. Geneva’s 2016 Researcher of the Year was selected by Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board, who evaluated an accomplished and diverse selection of nominees in the areas of research quality, dissemination, mentorship, innovation, collaboration, and impact.
John M. Dye, Jr., PhD, Chief of Viral Immunology at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), was selected as Geneva’s 2016 Researcher of the Year.
As the Chief of Viral Immunology within the Virology Division at USAMRIID, Dr. Dye oversees the execution of research programs in medical countermeasures against viral biological warfare agents in a high-hazard, multi-suite, biocontainment laboratory that operates at Biosafety Levels 2, 3, and 4. Dr. Dye’s research focuses on filovirus vaccines and therapeutics, with the ultimate aim to counteract the Ebola virus and other high risk pathogens.
Since 2013, Geneva has proudly supported six research projects in partnership with Dr. Dye. His current funded NIH RO1 research award, the objective of which is to develop an antibody-based immunotherapy for the treatment and management of Sudan virus infection, directly addresses a gap in the current Ebola virus therapeutics portfolio. If successful, it will provide an effective countermeasure against Sudan virus that is positioned for investigational new drug (IND)-enabling studies.
“It is no question that Dr. Dye’s work is innovative – he has been on the forefront of research and the development of filovirus vaccines and therapeutics throughout his career and during his partnership with Geneva,” said Elise Huszar, President of The Geneva Foundation. “Dr. Dye’s ability to continue rapid innovation in response to the recent Ebola virus epidemic is impressive, as is his commitment to research collaboration and integrity.”
Read more about Dr. Dye in Geneva’s 2016 Researcher of the Year press release.
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