William Bishai, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Bishai is a Professor and Co-Director for the Center for Tuberculosis Research, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a Scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His interests lie in the molecular pathogenesis of tuberculosis, cell division in mycobacteria, and the pathogenesis of caseation and cavitation. His research has yielded well over one hundred publications. He belongs to a number of professional societies, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society for Microbiology.

Ann C. Halbower, M.D.

Dr. Halbower is a Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology at the Children’s Hospital and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora, Colorado.  She received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her other specialties include pediatric sleep medicine and pulmonary disorders.  In 2006, she received the Clinician Scientist Award from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Halbower is also a Chair on the Health Policy Committee for the American Thoracic Society.

Kevin Harrod, Ph.D.

Dr. Harrod is the Director and Scientist for the Infectious Diseases Program at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Pathology and the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Harrod is also affiliated with the Center for Immunity and Infectious Disease at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, the American Thoracic Society, and the American Physiological Society.

Richard E. Lee, Ph.D.

Dr. Lee is a faculty member for the departments of chemical biology and therapeutics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also an adjunct professor at the UT Health Science Center. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom. His other research interests include medicinal chemistry and anti-infective microbiology, particularly with respect to M. tuberculosis and MRSA.

Todd W. Rice, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Rice is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his medical degree from Indiana University. A prolific author, Dr. Rice has contributed to over two hundred publications. He is a leading expert in lung cancer, mediastinal diseases, and pneumonectomy. Dr. Rice possesses special expertise in lung diseases, lung transplantation and bronchoscopy.

Andrew F. Shorr, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P.

Dr. Shorr is the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Associate Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Chief of the Pulmonary Clinic at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed an MPH in Health, Policy and Ethics at John Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Shorr has published over one hundred and forty original investigations along with many peer-reviewed articles and other contributions. He has received numerous awards and holds memberships on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Commissioner’s Institutional Review Board Committee.