Nancy J. Sullivan Named New NEIDL Director

Original article from The Brink by Andrew Thurston

Nancy J. Sullivan, a nationally renowned infectious diseases expert and chief of the Biodefense Research Section at the federal government’s Vaccine Research Center, has been named the new director of Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL).

A cell biologist and viral immunologist by training, Sullivan succeeds Ronald B. Corley, a BU School of Medicine professor of microbiology, who has led the lab since 2014. Opened in 2009, NEIDL is a leading academic research center that allows scientists to study infectious diseases and pathogens— including SARS-CoV-2, Ebola, and Zika—in a protected environment.

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