Dr. Dennis Hruby, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at SIGA Technologies, Inc., discusses lessons we are currently learning from the COVID-19 pandemic and whether America will be truly prepared for the next pandemic based on this one. He also talks about how healthcare will change in the future as a result of the current pandemic.
Dennis Hruby, Ph.D., is a distinguished scientist with more than 25 years of experience in poxviruses, virology, and anti-infective research. Dr. Hruby has served as SIGA’s Chief Scientific Officer since 2000. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Research and senior scientific advisor to SIGA. Dr. Hruby conducted virology research as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is currently a Courtesy Professor of Microbiology at Oregon State University, after spending 27 years on the faculty and serving in a number of capacities, including Director of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program and Chairman of the Microbiology Department. Dr. Hruby received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Colorado Medical Center, and holds an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University. He has published more than 210 manuscripts/chapters, 400 abstracts, and currently holds approximately 200 U.S. and international patents.