Garth D. Ehrlich, Ph.D.
Drexel University College of Medicine Microbiology and Immunology
Garth D. Ehrlich, Ph.D., is a professor of microbiology and immunology and otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. His scientific career has been characterized by his integration of technologies and ideas across a broad spectrum of academic and clinical disciplines and the continuous development of highly significant advances that span a range of disciplines, including diagnostics, informatics, artificial intelligence, infectious diseases, genetic diseases, wound healing and evolutionary biology.
Ehrlich was elected a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology based on his work in the development of molecular diagnostics, genomic technologies and evolutionary modeling of chronic bacterial pathogenesis. Ehrlich’s career has been distinguished by his conceptual and technical advances in molecular medicine and evolutionary biology over more than 40 years—spanning the eras of the AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics—both of which he has materially affected by his insights and work.