Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Held weekly in the Fall semesters, the Biodefense Seminar Series invites subject experts and policy makers from various government agencies to talk about current and critical issues in the field of biodefense and emerging infectious diseases. These seminars are coordinated by Dr. Michael Bray and held every Wednesday in Room NE 301 in the Medical Dental Building. Students in the Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases program are required to attend this seminar, since it is one of their core courses. This seminar is also open to students under the Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown. A full schedule of the Fall 2017 semester can be found below. 

MICB-551: 2017 Fall Semester Seminar Series 

Time: Wednesdays from 11:30AM - 1:20PM

Location: Room NE 301, Medical-Dental Building                                                                 

Date  Topic Lecturer Affiliation

06- Sep

History of biowarfare and bioterrorism Seth Carus National Defense University 

What Ebola and Zika have taught us about health security

Jennifer Nuzzo

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security


Community resilience

Jeff Stiefel

Department of Homeland Security



Mike Walter

Department of Homeland Security

The FBI and biodefense

Ed You

Federal Bureau of Investigation


The federal response to disasters

Joselito Ignacio

Federal Emergency Management Agency



Randy Murch

Virgina Tech
25- Oct

Responding to the Ebola epidemic

Dan Chertow

NIH Clinical Center


Military biological threat assessment

Jim Noah

Peraton Corporation

08-Nov N/A N/A N/A

Field trip to USAMRIID 

22-Nov  Thanksgiving--no class N/A N/A
29-Nov  Biodefense: Where Do We Go From Here? Dave Franz Former commander, USAMRIID


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