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Lewellys F. Barker

Lewellys F. Barker

Senior Medical Advisor
Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation
USA

Biography

Lewellys F. Barker, MD, MPH, is currently Senior Medical Advisor at Aeras, a non-profit product development partnership based in Rockville, Maryland, which is conducting R&D on new TB vaccines. He served in the US Public Health Service as a medical research laboratory and clinical investigator and senior manager with the NIH Division of Biologics Standards and the US Food and Drug Administration Bureau of Biologics, and at the Division of AIDS of the US NIH/NIAID, with responsibilities for product development, regulation, and public health applications. He also worked as a Senior Vice President at the American Red Cross with responsibility for the Red Cross blood program. His major career activities have included preclinical and clinical research on viral (e.g., hepatitis, HIV, smallpox), rickettsial and bacterial (TB) vaccines, immune globulins and diagnostics for detection, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and trained in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and New York University/Bellevue Hospital.

Research

viral (e.g., hepatitis, HIV, smallpox) Rickettsial and bacterial (TB) vaccines Immune globulins and diagnostics for detection Treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.