Marc Wathelet

The author has a Ph.D. in molecular biology, studied the interactions between viruses and the innate immune response throughout his career, led a small group of researchers in the US to work on human coronaviruses in general and on the one responsible for the 2003 SARS outbreak in particular, both as a faculty member of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and as a scientist at the only institute focused exclusively on respiratory diseases, in Albuquerque.