Chief, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology IRG
Center for Scientific Review (CSR), NIH
Dr. Alexander D. Politis is the Chief of the Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Integrated Review Group. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland concentrating on cellular biology and comparative physiology. Dr. Politis then turned to immunology with postdoctoral research in signal transduction and gene regulation in interferon-stimulated macrophages at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He subsequently took his interest in macrophages to Human Genome Sciences, Inc., where he worked as a scientist in the Cell Biology Department. Before joining CSR, initially as the SRA for the Immunological Sciences Study Section, Dr. Politis served as the assistant editor for the Journal of Immunology, where he implemented the “Cutting Edge” rapid communications vehicle and served as a section editor. He has also lectured at the University of Maryland in cell biology, immunology, and animal diversity.