Biology Colloquium | Ramanan Laxminarayan
April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Speaker: Ramanan Laxminarayan
Founder and Director, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), Washington, D.C.
Affiliate Professor, University of Washington
Senior research scholar, Princeton University
Speaker’s Bio: Laxminarayan is the founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington, D.C., a senior research scholar at Princeton University, and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. Since 1995, Laxminarayan has worked to improve the understanding of antibiotic resistance as a problem of managing a shared global resource. His work encompasses extensive peer-reviewed research, public outreach, and direct engagement across Asia and Africa. Through his prolific research, and active public outreach (including a widely viewed TED talk) he has played a central role in bringing the issue of drug resistance to the attention of leaders and policymakers worldwide and to the United Nations General Assembly in September 2016. Laxminarayan served on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology’s antimicrobial resistance working group and is a voting member of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance. He is the series editor of the Disease Control Priorities for Developing Countries, 3rd edition. In 2019, he received the Birla Institute of Technology and Science’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
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