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Jackie Katz, Deputy Director, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (retired)

ISIRV Deputy Chair

Earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry and her Doctoral degree in Microbiology from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She did her Postdoctoral training in Influenza virology and was later an Assistant Member in the Department of Virology and Molecular Biology at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Katz joined the Centers for Disease Control in 1992 as the Chief of the Immunology and Viral Pathogenesis Section, Influenza Branch, Division of Rickettsial Diseases. From 2006, Dr. Katz was the Chief of the Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch for the Influenza Division and since 2015 she has taken on the role of Deputy Director for the Influenza Division / CDC (now retired).

She has Adjunct appointments in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Pathology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia and is an adjunct member of the Graduate Faculty in the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Program. She is an Associate Editor for the International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Diseases.

She is recognized internationally for her studies on immunity to and pathogenesis and transmission of seasonal and pandemic influenza viruses, including studies at the animal-human interface to understand the extent of and risk factors for human infection with novel influenza viruses of animal origin. Dr. Katz’s research is documented in over 200 research articles, reviews and book chapters.

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