Leadership

Vivek R. Nerurkar, DMLT, MSc, PhD, Principal Investigator

Vivek Nerurkar

Dr. Nerurkar serves as a Professor and Chair of the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, and Director of the John A. Burns School of Medicine Biocontainment Core.    

Michael Lieberman, PhD, D(ABMLI), Laboratory Director

Mike Lieberman

Michael Lieberman is certified by the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology, a qualification for being a High Complexity Laboratory Director by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

David Horio, MD, Clinical Consultant

David Horio

Dr. Horio has served as director for several clinical laboratories in Hawaii as well as Acting Chief of the State Laboratories Division, Hawaii Dept. of Health.

Rosie Alegado, PhD, Community Liaison Lead

Rosie Alegado in the Oceanography laboratory at UH.

Dr. Rosie ʻAnolani Alegado is an Associate Professor of Oceanography and Sea Grant where she is Director for the Center of Excellence in Integrated Knowledge Systems.

Sandra P. Chang, PhD, Program Advisor

Dr. Sandra Chang, Program Advisor

Dr. Sandra Chang is a Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology at John A. Burns School of Medicine.