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Texas A&M: Peter Hotez Appointed Hagler Faculty Fellow

Dr. Peter J. Hotez has been appointed a Faculty Fellow for five years by the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University, with joint appointments at the Texas A&M School of Public Health and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The Hagler Institute selects Faculty Fellows from among top scholars who have distinguished themselves through outstanding professional accomplishments or significant recognition.

Dr. Hotez is an internationally recognized expert in microbiology and molecular virology and the application of these disciplines to the prevention of neglected tropical diseases, both internationally and domestically with their emergence in Texas. As one of the world’s leading vaccine researchers, he is at the forefront for creating partnerships for the development of new vaccine candidates to reduce the burden of infectious diseases that affect populations at-risk around the world.

Dr. Hotez and his research team are based at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, providing researchers at the School of Public Health and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences with a unique opportunity for convenient access to state-of-the-art laboratories and scientific expertise. Also, the extended nature of Dr. Hotez’s Hagler Fellowship, with its location both in College Station and in Houston, will provide opportunity for extensive collaborations and new partnerships to emerge between Dr. Hotez and Texas A&M faculty and graduate students, including the submission of competitive grant proposals, innovative training experiences for graduate students, and the fostering of new professional development opportunities for scientists.

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