Martha A. Alexander-Miller, Ph.D., a member of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center faculty since 1997, has been appointed chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
A nationally recognized expert with more than 20 years of experience in respiratory immunity and infectious diseases, Alexander-Miller has served as the department’s interim chair since July of last year.
At the Medical Center she also is director of the Wake Forest Vaccine Center, the Flow Cytometry Core Research Facility and a National Institutes of Health-funded training program in immunology and pathogenesis.
Her laboratory research is focused on two major areas, the development of vaccines suitable for use in newborn children and the regulation of T cell responses during co-infection.
Alexander-Miller earned her bachelor’s degree at Butler University in Indianapolis and her doctorate at Washington University in St. Louis. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.
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