Michael B.A. Oldstone, M.D.
Professor, Department of Immunology & Microbial Science
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, California, USA
Michael B.A. Oldstone is a Professor in the Department of Immunology & Microbial Science at The Scripps Research Institute where he heads the Viral-Immunobiology Laboratory. He focuses on viral-host interactions, especially how viruses cause disease. His work has been on uncovering how virus infection leads to the submission or the enhancement of the immune response. Submission or subversion leads to viral persistence and enhancement to autoimmunity and immunopathology. By the fruits of his laboratoryâs findings, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and has been the recipient of numerous international and national scientific awards and honors. He also served as a consultant to the World Health Organization Scientific Advisory Group of Experts and as a consultant for the eradication of poliomyelitis and measles viruses.