Nathan D. Wolfe
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Nathan Wolfe is a virologist who fights pandemics. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Viral Forecasting, a hybrid company and independent research institute he founded in 2008 to predict and prevent pathogen threats. The organization is active in more than 15 countries and directs more than 100 scientists worldwide. Wolfe has published extensively and his work has appeared in or been covered by Nature, Science, The New York Times, The Economist and Forbes, among others. He has received support of over US$ 30 million from Google.org, the NIH, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Merck and the US Department of Defense. Wolfe was awarded the prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award and is currently a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He was also named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2011, and was recognized as one of Popular Science's “Brilliant 10”, and Rolling Stone's “Top 100 Agents of Change”. Wolfe received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University and his doctorate from Harvard University.