2012 Distinguished Explorer Announced.
Dr. Nathan Wolfe, the world’s foremost hunter of dangerous microbes has been selected to receive the 2012 Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award.
Microbes – tiny viruses and germs – are everywhere. But the truly harmful ones, like those that cause AIDS and bird flu, can be difficult to find. New viruses that cause disease outbreaks can emerge almost anywhere in the world. That’s why Dr. Wolfe has set up research and monitoring programs in 23 countries, collected more than 100,000 specimens, and identified numerous previously unknown microbes
Dr. Nathan Wolfe, is the founder and CEO of Global Viral Forecasting, founded with the goal of developing an early warning system for pandemics to monitor the transmission of infectious diseases from animals to humans.