Alumni Highlights

Brad Schneider, PhDBrad S. Schneider, PhD
Managing Principal and Chief Scientist, Etiologic
Chief Microbiology Officer at Pinpoint Science

The Graduate School of Biomedical Science (GSBS) is pleased to highlight alumnus, Brad S. Schneider, PhD. Dr. Schneider received his PhD from the Experimental Pathology Graduate Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in 2006 and completed his doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Steve Higgs. He subsequently accepted a postdoctoral and visiting scientist appointment at the Institute Pasteur in Paris, France.

Dr. Schneider is a virologist and global health professional with extensive experience conducting high-impact scientific, public health, mentoring, and capacity building programs in the United States, Africa, and Asia. He currently serves as the Managing Principal and Chief Scientist at Etiologic and Chief Microbiology Officer at Pinpoint Science. With over twenty years of experience, he has worked with a broad range of pathogens in diverse settings, including some of the most logistically challenging regions of the world. Dr. Schneider is a global leader in the identification, development, and management of new capabilities and processes, working across scientific functional groups, to strategically integrate scientific expertise and technologies to support the implementation of biomedical programs. Dr. Schneider developed country-level operational plans and guided the global diagnostic strategy that is currently deployed in over twenty-five countries for the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT program.

He is also active as a mentor with early to midcareer scientists in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia and strives to enhance their career development as well as their research, networking, grant-writing, and publication skills. Dr. Schneider has also served globally in leadership and advisory roles as a member of academic, ethics, review, and search committees. He has published on a broad spectrum of infectious disease topics, including viral, bacterial, and parasitic pathogens. He currently works on emerging infectious diseases, global health, scientific mentoring, diagnostic development, and biosecurity and biosafety, providing creative solutions to complex analytical and operational problems requiring critical thinking and technical breadth. Congratulations to Dr. Schneider as the GSBS 50th Anniversary November alumnus!

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