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Finding A Cure For A Disease That Doesn't Exist: Smallpox

October 11th, 2017 ~ 10:00am–11:00am
Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall 1st Floor, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston MA

A special seminar featuring
Dennis Hruby, Chief Scientific Officer, SIGA

Dr. Hruby will discuss SIGA’s efforts to develop TPOXX® (USAN tecovirimat, ST-246®), SIGA’s lead candidate and small-molecule therapeutic for orthopoxvirus infections such as smallpox. SIGA has signed a BARDA contract for the manufacture and delivery of TPOXX.

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Hosted by Harvard Office of Technology Development.

About the Speaker

Dennis E. Hruby, Ph.D., has served as SIGA’s Chief Scientific Officer since June 2000, and was the Vice President of Research from April 1997 through June 2000. From January 1996 through March 1997, Dr. Hruby served as a senior scientific advisor to SIGA.

Dr. Hruby received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Colorado Medical Center and holds an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University. He conducted virology research as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, from 1979 through 1982, and at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, from 1977 through 1979.  Dr. Hruby is currently a Courtesy Professor of Microbiology at Oregon State University, after spending 27 years on the faculty and serving in a number of capacities, including Director of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program and Chairman of the Microbiology Department.

Dr. Hruby specializes in poxviruses, virology and anti-infective research. He has published more than 210 manuscripts/chapters, 400 abstracts and currently holds approximately 200 US and international patents for methods of use, compounds, and pharmaceutical compositions. He is a member of number of societies, including the American Society of Virology, the American Society for Microbiology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He has received a number of honors including Discovery Award (OHS), Sigma Xi Research Award and the OSU Distinguished Alumni Award.  He is a member of a number of editorial boards and has served on numerous federal grant panels.

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