A World Without Infectious Disease

Herbert Virgin photoHerbert (Skip) Virgin, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Vice President of Research and Chief Scientific Officer

Herbert (Skip) Virgin, M.D., Ph.D., has served as our Executive Vice President of Research and Chief Scientific Officer since January 2018. From July 1990 to February 2019, Dr. Virgin was a full-time member of the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. At Washington University School of Medicine, he served as the Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology & Immunology from 2006 until 2017. He maintains an association with Washington University as a non-tenured faculty member. Earlier in his career, Dr. Virgin trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and in infectious diseases at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Academy of Microbiology and the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Virgin previous served on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science, and is currently on the Editorial Boards of Cell and Cell Host and Microbe. Dr. Virgin received his A.B. in Biology, his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Immunology from Harvard University and Harvard Medical School.