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Erica Ollmann Saphire

Erica Ollmann Saphire to receive ASBMB's 2023 Bert & Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science

Erica Ollmann Saphire, PhD, the President, CEO, and a Professor at the nonprofit think tank La Jolla Institute for Immunology, will receive the Bert & Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science at the 2023 ASBMB meeting in Seattle next March. Her research explains, at the molecular level, how and why viruses are pathogenic and provides the roadmap for medical defense.  She is best known as the galvanizing force behind the Viral  Immunotherapeutic Consortium and Coronavirus Immunotherapeutic Consortium. These international efforts have united dozens of previously competing academic, industrial and government labs across five continents to understand and provide antibody therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2, Ebola, Marburg, Lassa and other viruses.