Galveston National Laboratory

Institute Director


Scott C. Weaver, MS, PhDScott 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. Formerly the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pathology, Dr. Weaver currently holds the John Sealy Distinguished University Chair in Human Infections and Immunity. He is also a member of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Institute for Translational Science, and a Core Member of the Sealy Center for Structural Biology.

Dr. Weaver is an internationally recognized virologist and vector biologist, as evidenced by more than 250 publications in prestigious scientific journals and many invited presentations at international meetings. He is the recipient of numerous NIH, DTRA, DHS, CDC, and DARPA grants, and a W.M. Keck Foundation award. He has received many awards from and holds leadership positions in a number of national and international scientific societies and professional organizations.

Dr. Weaver's high standing in the scientific community is also indicated by his service on national and international committees and study sections, as well as many editorial responsibilities. He has served as associate editor for PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and PLoS Pathogens, as editor for Archives of Virology, as section editor (virology, vector biology) for the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and as an editorial board member of the Journal of Virology and Current Opinion in Virology, among others. In addition, he holds five patents in vaccine development.

Dr. Weaver teaches extensively, and is 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. He has served as Director of the IHII since 2010.