Lynn W. Enquist, Ph.D.

Princeton University

Dr. Enquist received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, in 1971. He did postdoctoral training at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology from 1971 to 1973. Dr. Enquist served in the U.S. Public Health Service at the NIH from 1973-1981. In 1981, he left the National Cancer Institute to be Executive Scientist at Molecular Genetics Incorporated in Minnetonka, Minnesota. In 1984, Dr. Enquist joined DuPont as a Research Leader and later joined DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company where he was a Senior Research Fellow. In 1993, he accepted the position of Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and served as the chair of the department of Molecular Biology from 2004 to 2013.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was member of the board of directors of the AAAS. He was a member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. He was a member of the Scientific Council of the Pasteur Institute from 2007-2013. He was past President of the American Society for Microbiology, the American Society for Virology, and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Virology. He currently is the founding editor of the Annual Reviews of Virology.
His research interests are in the field of neurovirology, specifically on the mechanisms of herpesvirus spread and pathogenesis in the mammalian nervous system. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers, reviews, books and has 4 patents.