Dr. Dewhurst is Dean's Professor and Chair of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1987, and performed postdoctoral training at Columbia University and at the Harvard School of Public Health, under the direction of Dr. Jim Mullins. His doctoral and postdoctoral work focussed on the pathogenesis of human and simian immunodeficiency viruses. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of Rochester since 1990, and served as Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research at the URSMD from 2007 to 2009.
He has over 20 years experience as a molecular virologist, working on both RNA and DNA viruses (including HIV-1 and human herpesviruses) and is expert in the areas of viral gene transfer vectors, HIV-1 vaccine development and neuroAIDS. He has served on many NIH special emphasis and regular grant review panels and is a former Study Section Chair as well as a past (2004-2008) member of the NIH Recombinant Advisory Committee (RAC), which oversees all recombinant DNA studies in human subjects. He serves as Director of the UR's NIH-funded Development Center for AIDS Research, and also directs a NIH-funded Predoctoral training program in HIV-1 research, in addition to his own research.
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Dr. Dewhurst is Dean's Professor and Chair of Microbiology and Immunology. He has over 20 years experience as a molecular virologist, working mainly on HIV/AIDS - with emphasis in recent years on vaccine development. He serves as Director of the UR's NIH-funded Development Center for AIDS Research, and also directs a NIH-funded Predoctoral training program in HIV-1 research, in addition to his own research.
Dr. Dewhurst is internationally recognized for his expertise, and presently serves as the President of a new vaccine company, Codevax. He is also a former NIH Study Section Chair and a former member of the NIH Recombinant Advisory Committee (RAC). Finally, he has been recognized for his mentoring and training achievements through several awards from the UR.
|William H. Riker Award for Graduate Education | University of Rochester
|Member, NIH Recombinant Advisory Committee (RAC)
||2004 - Present
|University Dean's Award for Meritorious Service in Ph.D. Defenses | University of Rochester
|Chair, NIH/NIAID AIDSRRC Charter Study Section
||2003 - 2004
|Graduate Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Education | University of Rochester
|Dean's Professor of Microbiology & Immunology | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
||2002 - Present
|Graduate Student Soceity (GSS) Faculty Teaching Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
|Friend of Education Award | Rochester City School District
|Research Career Development Award, NIH
||1994 - 1999
|AIDS Research Scholar | AmFAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research)
||1988 - 1991