- Senior Investigator, Tickborne Flavivirus Pathogenesis Section
Dr. Bloom received his M.D. in 1971 from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and then joined the Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) of NIAID in 1972 as a research associate. From 1975 to 1977, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the NIAID Laboratory of the Biology of Viruses on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. He returned to RML as a tenured investigator in 1977 and was a charter member of the Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases. He is a world expert in the molecular biology and pathogenesis of parvoviruses and is considered an authority in biocontainment. In 2004, Dr. Bloom’s research group changed its focus to the pathogenesis of tickborne flaviviruses. In 2002, Dr. Bloom was appointed Associate Director for RML in NIAID’s Division of Intramural Research, and among his duties have been program supervision of the permitting, construction, and staffing of NIAID's first Biosafety Level-4 facility. In 2008, Dr. Bloom was named Associate Director for Science Management for RML in NIAID’s Division of Intramural Research. He has also served as Acting Chief of the NIAID's new Laboratory of Virology and Acting Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis.
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- (2019). An RNA-centric dissection of host complexes controlling flavivirus infection. Nature Microbiology. 4(12), 2369-2382.
- (2019). Differential Zika Virus Infection of Testicular Cell Lines. Viruses-Basel. 11(1),