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Peter Hotez

Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Peter Hotez is dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, professor of pediatrics and molecular virology, endowed chair in tropical pediatrics, and co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine. He has led the development of vaccines that address neglected tropical diseases and coronavirus infections, with a COVID-19 vaccine scaled for production at India’s Biological E. Limited. A member of the National Academy of Medicine and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hotez is past president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and promotes global health and immunization on major news outlets, countering anti-vaccine and anti-science movements. In 2022, with colleague Maria Elena Bottazzi, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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