Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh

Paul Duprex is the Jonas Salk Chair for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh and lead Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research.

Duprex is an expert in measles and mumps viruses and studies barriers that stop viruses jumping from animals to humans. He comes to Pitt from the Boston University School of Medicine, where he served as professor of microbiology and director of bioimaging at the university’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories.

He directs Pitt’s Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, a high-security facility embedded in the Center for Vaccine Research that allows scientists to safely contain and examine potentially dangerous pathogens.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh

Honours

Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology