December 13, 2013
The International Society for NeuroVirology (ISNV) has selected Brian Wigdahl, PhD, as the 2013 Pioneer in NeuroVirology for his numerous research, education, and service achievements in the field over the past 35 years. Wigdahl is professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, and director of the Institute's Center for Molecular Virology and Translational Neuroscience. He is the 11th recipient of this award and only the second not trained as a clinician. Wigdahl also served two terms as the founding president of ISNV and now serves as its second treasurer and is a member of the board of directors.