Chad E. Mire, Ph. D graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a Ph.D. in Molecular Sciences. Dr. Mire is currently an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He also serves as the Associate Director of BSL-4 Core B in the Center of Excellence in Translational Research which is a part of The Advancement of Treatments for Ebola and Marburg Virus Infections. At the University of Texas Medical Branch, he is currently teaching courses covering topics in pathobiology, host defense, general virology and virus entry. Dr. Mire is involved in academic service as a member of the UTMB Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. He has published two chapters on vaccines and therapeutics for filoviruses and has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science Translational Medicine, Cell Host and Microbe, Nature Communications, Public Library of Science: Pathogens, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Journal of Virology, and others on topics ranging from vesicular stomatitis viruses, Ebola virus, Marburg virus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus and various vaccine and therapeutic treatment methods for these diseases using animal models that recapitulate human disease.