The Seattle BioMed administrative management team joins President Alan Aderem, Ph.D., in running the day-to-day operations of the Institute.

Learn about Seattle BioMed’s administration.

Board of Trustees

A strong commitment to global health and infectious disease research is the common thread that runs among the men and women who take on volunteer leadership and advisory roles at Seattle BioMed. Our Board of Trustees brings together a broad cross section of community leaders who provide guidance for the Institute.
Learn about our Board of Trustees.

Council of Scientific Advisors

The internationally renowned infectious disease experts who comprise Seattle BioMed's Council of Scientific Advisors help chart the course for the future of the Institute's research programs. Our advisors assist with the strengthening and development of Seattle BioMed’s scientific program and its strategic directions, and they provide high-level external expertise in research areas that are central to the Seattle BioMed mission. 


  • Rafi Ahmed, Ph.D.
    Director, Emory Vaccine Center
  • Clifton E. Barry, III, Ph.D.
    Senior Investigator, Chief, Tuberculosis Research Section, NIAID, NIH
  • Michel Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.
    Sherman Fairchild Professor, The Rockefeller University; Investigator, HHMI Laboratory of Molecular Immunology
  • Jeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D.
    Theresa and Eugene Lang Professor at the Rockefeller University; Head of the Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology
  • John W. Shiver, Ph.D.
    Vice President, Worldwide Basic Research Franchise Head, Vaccines, Merck Research Laboratories
  • Mike Tyers, Ph.D.
    CH Waddington Chair in Systems Biology, University of Edinburgh; Director of Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA)
  • Thomas E. Wellems, M.D., Ph.D.,
    Chief, Malaria Genetics Section, NIAID, NIH

Scientific Staff

World-class scientists work at Seattle BioMed, researching various facets of global infectious diseases. Each of our faculty leads a lab with a specific research focus.

Meet our faculty.

Meet our senior staff, visiting and affiliate scientists.