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Dr. Robert Webb received a PhD in Molecular Biology from Texas Tech University in 1997. His post-doctoral research was at the USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station where isolated and characterized genes regulating harsh overwintering responses in commercial fruit trees.

Dr. Webb accepted a position at the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in 1998. He supervised research in developing prophylactic and therapeutic interventions against biological select agents, with a specialization in botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs). During his tenure at USAMRIID, he established a bioproduction facility for the expression, purification, characterization and small animal model assessment of vaccine and therapeutic countermeasures.

Dr. Webb was the chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) for 11 years and also served as the USAMRIID DURC review POC. He is currently a research scientist and senior SME for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Dr. Webb has also been an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins graduate school for 19 years.

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