UTMB's Dr. Tom Geisbert among the "Ebola Fighters" named as TIME magazine's Person of the Year

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

Dr. David L. Callender, President

I am extraordinarily pleased and proud to announce that Dr. Tom Geisbert, UTMB professor of microbiology and immunology, and an internationally recognized virologist, is among a group of "Ebola Fighters" named collectively as the 2014 Person of the Year by TIME magazine.

Dr. Geisbert's entire career has been devoted to the study of Ebola virus disease and the development of therapies to eradicate Ebola. He is one of a remarkable team of principal investigators at UTMB's Galveston National Laboratory whose research focuses on filoviruses and therapeutic vaccines to combat various diseases.

The article outlining Dr. Geisbert's accomplishments is available online. In addition, you can read UTMB's press release.

Dr. Geisbert's groundbreaking work and recognition by TIME magazine is another proud moment for UTMB as a center of international excellence in the fight against infectious diseases. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Geisbert.

Thank you.

Dr. David L. Callender