Christopher Mores is an arbovirologist whose research focuses on the role of viral characteristics in determining transmission potential. In his role as director of a high-containment research laboratory at Milken Institute School of Public Health, he works closely with US government and industry on countermeasures to emerging disease threats. Dr. Mores is also a professor at George Washington University, where the lab is located. He served on a recent study evaluating methylene blue as a safe, low-cost PPE decontamination method for low-resource communities with critical shortages.
His credentials include a Master of Science in Tropical Public Health and Doctor of Science in Immunology and Infectious Diseases from Harvard University. Dr. Mores completed postdoctoral training in vector-borne and viral hemorrhagic fever viruses as a National Research Council Fellow at the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). Dr. Mores has held professorships at the University of Florida and Louisiana State University where he investigated numerous outbreaks and led laboratories researching pathogen emergence. He was the head of the Virology and Emerging Infections Department at the US Naval Research Unit No. 6 in Peru, during which he investigated viral disease outbreaks, including the initial spread of Zika virus in the Americas.