Mark E. Peeples, Ph.D.

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Biography
Mark E. Peeples, PhD is a principal investigator and member of the Center for Vaccines and Immunity at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Peeples' research focus is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Each year RSV is the number one cause of hospitalization of children in the developed word, the cause of over 100,000 infant deaths in the developing world, as well as a major cause of death in the elderly, just behind influenza virus. His NIH-funded research is solving the mysteries of the first two steps of RSV infection, attachment and fusion. The two proteins that perform these critical functions are the major targets for vaccine development and for antiviral drug development. Dr. Peeples' lab is also funded by and works closely with pharmaceutical partners in these endeavors.
Professional Experience

2004 - Present Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio. Professor

2004 - Present Center for Vaccines and Immunity, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital Member

1993 - 2004 Department of Immunology/Microbiology, Rush Medical College and Division of Immunology, Graduate College, Rush University Professor

1989 - 2004 Section of Virology, Rush Medical College, Rush University Head

1990 - 1998 Department of Immunology/Microbiology, Rush Medical College, Rush University Associate Chairman

1983 - 1998 Department of Immunology/Microbiology, Rush Medical College and Division of Immunology, Graduate College, Rush University Assistant Professor

1995 - 1997 Respiratory Virus Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland Sabbatical

1980 - 1993 Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School Instructor

1988 - 1992 Department of Immunology/Microbiology, Rush Medical College and Division of Immunology, Graduate College, Rush University Associate Professor

1978 - 1980 Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School Postdoctotal Fellow

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