Angelo State University’s 38th annual West Texas Medical Associates Distinguished Lectureship in Science Honoring Dr. Roy E. Moon will feature Dr. Nathan Wolfe, founder and CEO of Global Viral and Metabiota, on Tuesday, April 8, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
Wolfe will speak on “Forecasting for Pandemic Prevention” at 2 p.m. and then “Exploring the Unseen World” at 8 p.m. April 8 in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center.  Both lectures are open free to the public.

Founder and CEO of the Global Viral independent research institute, Wolfe has spent his life studying deadly viruses. He is an epidemiologist who fights worldwide disease pandemics with an unprecedented early-warning system to forecast, pinpoint and control new plagues before they spread.  He is also founder and CEO of Metabiota, a company specializing in microbiological research, products and services, and is the Larry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Human Biology at Stanford University.

Having spent more than nine years living and conducting biomedical research in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Wolfe has more than 80 research articles and book chapters to his credit.  His work has been published in or covered by numerous scientific periodicals, and his first book, The Viral Storm, was published in 2011.  In 2008, Popular Science recognized him as one of its “Brilliant 10,” and Rolling Stone named him one of the “100 Agents of Change” in 2009.  Also in 2009, he was chosen as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010.  Time magazine included him in the 2011 “Time 100” as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Wolfe holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford and a master’s degree and doctoral degree from Harvard University.  He received a Fulbright Fellowship in 1997 and has taught previously at Johns Hopkins University and the University of California-Los Angeles.

The WTMA Lectureship honors Dr. Roy E. Moon, a longtime San Angelo obstetrician and gynecologist, who died in 1976.  He practiced for 28 years with Clinic Hospital Medical Associates, now West Texas Medical Associates.  The lectureship was established in 1976 and is underwritten by a grant to ASU from members of WTMA.

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