Dr. Anthony Sanchez joins Georgia State University as Director of Research Safety Programs. Dr. Sanchez will direct the biosafety, chemical, radiation, environmental and laboratory safety programs for the entire research community.
Previously, Dr. Sanchez managed the High Containment Laboratory (HCL) and was Associate Director for Laboratory Science, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta. He Served as a leading expert in the field of hemorrhagic fever viruses and collaborated with NIH researchers in Phase I clinical trials for two vaccines against the Ebola virus. His research identified biomarkers associated with Ebola virus infections of humans.
In addition, Dr. Sanchez’s collaborations advanced the efforts of Project BioShield in safeguarding the U.S. public from biothreats. He served on the CDC’s Institutional animal Care & Use Committee, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and as Executive Secretary of the HCL Operations Group overseeing 18 HCL and 3 ABSL facilities.
Dr. Sanchez holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology/Molecular Virology from Georgia State University, and a Master of Science in Microbiology/Mycology and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Arizona State University.