Chris Wilson, M.D.
- BMGF (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
- Advisor to BMGF
Additional Positions: Former Director of the Global Health Discovery program
While Dr. Chris Wilson was the Director of the Global Health Discovery Program, he led a team that targets fundamental scientific and technological advances in global health that could lead to new ways to prevent, treat, and diagnose disease.
Wilson joined the foundation in 2009 as Deputy Director, Vaccine Discovery and Human Biology, Global Health Discovery.
He joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 1979 in the Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Pediatrics and later served as head of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Rheumatology. In 1989, he became one of the founding faculty members in the new Department of Immunology, and served as Chairman of the Department of Immunology and head of the graduate program in immunology from 1999-2009.
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