Christopher C. BroderPhD
Christopher C. Broder received his B.S. (1983) and M.S. (1985) degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, Gainesville (1989) establishing a molecular-pathogenic model for the flesh-eating Group A streptococci. He began his postdoctoral studies in 1989 as a National Research Council Research Associate in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, focusing on HIV-1 host cell entry and infection.
He joined the faculty of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences as Assistant Professor in 1996 and rose through the ranks to become a full Professor in 2005. His laboratory has focused on virus-host cell interactions with an emphasis on virus receptor discovery, virus entry and virus-mediated membrane fusion, vaccines and antibody therapeutics development. Research areas include HIV-1 and emerging zoonotic viruses including Nipah virus and Hendra virus; Ebola and Marburg viruses, and bat lyssavirus. He has mentored 13 graduate students and 12 postdoctoral scientists, has coauthored more than 155 scientific articles and book chapters and his work has been cited more 17,000 times. He is currently Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) and Director of the EID Graduate Program at Uniformed Services University.