Galveston National Laboratory

Institute Director

Scott_Weaver_3x4Scott C. Weaver, MS, PhD

Dr. Scott C. Weaver is Director of the Institute for Human Infections & Immunity (IHII), Scientific Director of the Galveston National Laboratory, and Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, ranked first nationally among its peers for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Dr. Weaver currently holds the John Sealy Distinguished University Chair in Human Infections and Immunity. He directs three major NIH- and CDC-funded center grants at UTMB: The Western Gulf Center of Excellence for in Vector-borne Diseases, the West African Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, and the World Reference Center for Emerging Viruses and Arboviruses.

Dr. Weaver is an internationally recognized virologist and mosquito biologist with more than 350 publications in prestigious scientific journals, many invited presentations at international meetings, and international leadership roles. He has received many awards from and holds leadership positions in a number of national and international scientific societies and professional organizations, including the Walter Reed Medal from the American Society of Tropical medicine and Hygiene for career research contributions, and the Robert Gallo Award for Scientific Excellence from the Global Virus Network. Dr. Weaver is also a fellow of the American Academy of Inventors in recognition of his contributions to vaccine development, and a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He holds nine patents for vaccine and diagnostics development for viral diseases

Dr. Weaver's stature in the scientific community is also indicated by his service on many national and international committees and study sections, as well as his many editorial appointments including as editor for PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLoS Pathogens, the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Archives of Virology.

Dr. Weaver teaches and mentors young scientists extensively, and was named the Leon Bromberg Professor of Excellence in Teaching. He earned his BS degree from the College of William and Mary in 1979, his MS degree in entomology from Cornell University in 1982, and his PhD degree in virology from the University of California, San Diego in 1993. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine, he joined the UTMB faculty in 1994.