Dr Gire was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on The Ebola Disaster.
Stephen Gire is a research scientist focusing on viral evolution and population dynamics for some of the world’s most deadly viruses, as well as developing methods for identifying fevers of unknown origin. With a background in public health and virology, he can be seen trudging through the rainforest of Africa with a camera in one hand and a pipette in the other.
Before joining the Sabeti Lab, Gire spent time at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researching vector-borne infectious diseases. He then moved on to complete a Masters of Public Health at Columbia University and a three-year fellowship with the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). He has researched viruses such as West Nile, Dengue Fever, Monkeypox and Ebola, and he conducts on-site training in biological techniques to laboratory staff in the developing world.