Steven Specter

Steven Specter

Steven Specter is professor emeritus, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine. He has a B.A. in Biology and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He was a post-doctoral fellow in Experimental Immunology, then Director of Clinical Virology at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He was appointed Associate Dean for Pre-Clinical Education in 1997, Student Affairs in May, 2001-2014, Admissions in 2002-2008,  and Alumni Affairs 2014-201. He served as annual Clinical Virology Symposium Chair 1985-2020, Chair, Clinical Immunology Division of ASM, Editor-in-Chief, ASM Cumitech series, President, Pan American Society for Clinical Virology and President of Florida Branch ASM. 

He served on numerous journal editorial boards and professional councils. Research included retrovirus induced immune deficiency and effects of abused drugs on immunity. He authored over 175 scientific publications and edited 12 books. He received two outstanding teaching awards (1991, 1996) and the Theodore and Vanette Askonas-Ashford Distinguished Scholar Award, University of South Florida (1997). Dr. Specter received a CDC Grant as Principal Investigator for a project on Capacity Building Assistance for Global HIV/AIDS Microbiology Laboratory Program Development on behalf of ASM September 2005-2014. He is currently ASM Membership Chair.