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Ollmann Saphire Laboratory


Curriculum Vitae
Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Immunology & Microbial Science
The Scripps Research Institute

Education & Training
Rice University Dual majors: Biochem./Cell Biology B.A. 1993
The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Biology Ph.D.  2000
The Scripps Research Institute Immunology Post Doc 2001–2003

Professional Appointments
Assistant Professor TSRI, Dept. of Immunology 2003-2008
Member   Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology 2008-Present
Associate Professor   TSRI, Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science 2008-2012
Professor TSRI, Dept. of Immunology & Microbial Science 2012-Present

Honors & Awards
Finalist, Classy & Collaborative Awards in Social Innovation, for the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
Immunotherapeutic Consortium, 2016
Eli Lily and Company-Elanco Research Award, American Society for Microbiology, 2016
2016 Cool woman, Girl Scouts of San Diego
William Prusoff Young Investigator Award, International Society for Antiviral Research, 2015
Young Investigator Award, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2015
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2014
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2014
NIH Director’s Lecture, 2013
Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE), 2009
Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, 2009–2015
ICAAC Young Investigator Award, American Society for Microbiology, 2006
Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, 2003–2008
New Initiatives Award in Global Infectious Disease, Ellison Medical Foundation, 2003
Surhain Sidhu Award, for the most outstanding contribution to the field of crystallography or diffraction by a person within five years of the Ph.D., 2003

Editorial & Leadership
Pacific Council on International Relations, 2016
Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for Human Virology, Univ. of Maryland, 2015 - present
Chair, RNA Virus Division, AMerican Society for Microbiology, 2015
Director, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Immunotherapeutic Consortium, 2013 – present
Scientific Leadership Board, Global Virus Network, 2013 – present
NIAID / DMID Translational Science Programmatic Evaluation Team, 2013 – present
Standing Member, Virology A Study Section, NIAID, 2013 – present
Editorial Board, Annual Reviews of Virology, 2012 – present
Editorial Board, Virology Journal, 2012 – present
Chair, RNA Virus Division, American Society for Microbiology, 2012 – present
Co-Editor, Emerging Viruses, Current Opinion in Virology, 2011 – ?
International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses, Filovirus Study Group, 2011 – present
Co-Director, Center of Excellence, Global Virus Network, 2011 – present
Institutional Steering Committee, TSRI, 2011 – present
Innovation Brainstorm, Transforming Discovery into Impact, NIH Common Fund, 2011

Teaching
TSRI Virology course
TSRI Molecular Biology Course
TSRI Scientific Communication Course

Invited Seminars
TSRI Virology course
TSRI Molecular Biology Course
TSRI Scientific Communication Course
Invited Seminars
Keystone Symposium on Antibodies as Drugs, Vancouver, BC (2013)
American Society of Virology, Plenary Lecture, Madison, WI (2012)
Frontiers in Biomedical Science, Indian Wells, CA (2012)
Purdue University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, West Lafayette, IN (2012)
Univ. of North Carolina, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Chapel Hill, NC (2012)
FASEB Virus Assembly Meeting, Lecture and Session chair, Saxtons River, VT (2012)
IBC 22nd International Meeting on Antibody Engineering, San Diego, CA (2011)
International Congress of Virology, IUMS, Plenary Lecture & Session Chair, Sapporo (2011)
American Society for Microbiology, Biodefense Research Meeting, Washington, DC (2011)
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium, Conference Organizer and Speaker, La Jolla, CA (2011)
TSRI 50th Anniversary Symposium, La Jolla, CA (2011)
University of Texas, Biochemistry Division, Austin, TX (2011)
Filomeeting 2010 (International meeting of the filovirus community), Tokyo, Japan (2010)
Keystone Symposium on Cell Biology of Virus Entry, Replication, & Pathogenesis. Session chair and speaker. Taos, NM (2010)
Hemorrhagic Fever at 3000 meters (Lassa Fever symposium), Breckenridge, CO (2010)
University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Medical Microbiology, Madison, WI (2010)
University of Wisconsin, Influenza Research Institute, Madison, WI (2010)
TSRI Faculty Lecture Series, La Jolla, CA (2010)
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lab (SSRL) Users’ Meeting, Menlo Park, CA (2009)
Northwestern University, Dept. of Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology, Evanston, IL. (2009)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY (2009).
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (2009)
Vanderbilt University, Center for Structural Biology and Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Nashville, TN. (2009)
California State University, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Fullerton, CA (2009)
International Union of Microbial Science, International Congress of Virology, Session chair and speaker, Istanbul, Turkey (2008)
Filomeeting 2008, Libreville, Gabon (2008)
IAVI Neutralizing Antibody Consortium, La Jolla, CA (2008)
University of Utah, Dept. of Biochemistry, Salt Lake City, UT (2008)
Tulane University, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, New Orleans, LA (2008)
University of California, Irvine, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Irvine, CA (2008)
La Jolla Immunology Conference, La Jolla, CA (2008)
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO (2008)
French-American Biotech Symposium, La Jolla, CA (2008)
Negative Strand Workshop, Evanston IL (2007)
Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA (2008).
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Awardees’ Meeting, Dana Point, CA (2007)
Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, Research Network Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor (2007)
IBC Antibody Engineering Meeting, San Diego (2006)
Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, Washington DC (2006)
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) Users’ Meeting Stanford, CA (2005)
Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, Vail, CO (2005)
Coexistence and Collisions at the Host/Microbe Interface, BWF, Clearwater, Florida (2004)
Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, San Francisco, CA (2004)
Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (2003)
Novartis Institute For Tropical Diseases, Inaugural Symposium on Dengue Fever, Singapore (2003)
Pittsburgh Diffraction Society meeting, Sidhu Award Lecture, Rutgers, N.J. (2003)
Strategic Studies Group, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI (2003, 2006)
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UNC, Chapel Hill (2003)
VaxGen, South San Francisco, CA (2003)
Royal Society of Medicine, 6th Jenner Sympos. on Glycobiology and Medicine, Seillac, France (2002)
Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique, Saclay, France (2002)
HIV-1 Protection and Control by Vaccination, Keystone, CO (2002)
Antibody Protection Against Viral Infections, NIH Bethesda, MD (2002)
The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA (2002)
UARP Annual Conference on AIDS Research in California (2002)
Department of Biochemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX (2001, 2002)
Keystone Symposia on HIV Pathogenesis and AIDS Vaccines in the New Millenium. Plenary session. Keystone, CO (2001)
West Coast Protein Crystallography Workshop, Asilomar, CA (2001)
Keystone Symposium on Genetics, Pathogenesis & Ecology of Emerging Viral Diseases. Taos, NM (2000)
EMBL-ESRF, Grenoble Outstation, Grenoble, France (2000)