Andrew Serazin, D.Phil., Senior Program Officer, Global Health Discovery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
February 3, 2012
Andrew Serazin is a Senior Program Officer in Global Health Discovery Division at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation leading a team new scientific approaches and technologies for maternal, neonatal, and child health. He founded and led Grand Challenges Explorations, an early-stage medical research fund that has attracted ideas from over 20,000 scientists in over 100 countries and has resulted in over 400 projects. Previously, Andrew held a faculty position in the Zoology Department at University of Oxford conducting infectious disease research and teaching courses on the biology of disease.
He received his doctorate for his work on developing new genomic technologies to accelerate design of new drugs and vaccines against malaria from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Andrew is a member of the College of Science Advisory Council of the University of Notre Dame, where he received his undergraduate degree. He also has served as an advisor to several biotechnology and IT startups, Scientific American magazine, the New York Academy of Sciences, and as a contributor of several working groups of the World Health Organization. His work on both parasite and vector biology has been presented at many international meetings and in peer-reviewed journals.