Accolades — James LeDuc, PhD
Texas Medical Center News, April 15, 2011
James LeDuc, Ph.D., director of the Galveston National Laboratory and professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, met recently in Washington, D.C. with other top virologists from more than a dozen countries to establish the Global Virus Network, a new consortium dedicated to identifying and combating some of the world’s most dangerous new and existing viral threats. The network was the brainchild of Robert C. Gallo, M.D., director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who is widely known for his discovery of the first human retroviruses, co-discovery of HIV and the development of the HIV blood test. Among the group’s goals are to build a network of world experts to help combat viral threats and to build international alliances to conduct research in a more comprehensive manner.