T.M. Tumpey

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    Div. of Influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, , Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30333, USA

  • Terrence M. Tumpey, PhD Microbiologist, Team Leader Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Terrence M. Tumpey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and his Ph.D. in Microbiology/Immunology from the University Of South Alabama School Of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. He was a recipient of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Postdoctoral Fellowship award and conducted his postdoctoral training at the Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He later served the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a Microbiologist at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, Georgia. Since 2003, Dr. Tumpey has been with the CDC and is currently a Microbiologist and Team Leader of Pathogenesis, a position that requires him to supervise 8 Microbiologists. His interests lie in elucidating the molecular determinants of virulence of influenza viruses, including pandemic influenza subtypes. His research on pathogenesis and immunity during the last 27 years is documented in over 170 total peer-reviewed publications. In 2006 he was honored with the Lancet Award for the top scientific paper of 2005 presented by Lancet. He also received the 2006 and 2008 Shepard Award from the CDC for Outstanding Research Papers. Dr. Tumpey served on the Editorial board of the Journal of Virology from 2006-2012 and in 2007 was inducted into the University of Minnesota, Duluth Academy of Science and Engineering. In 2012, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award presented by the University of South Alabama.