Leadership

Dr. Charles Bailey, Executive Director

Dr. Charles Bailey is a specialist in infectious diseases, and he has administrative and leadership responsibility for the Center. Dr. Bailey coordinates with the University leadership as well as government and contact officials regarding biodefense and homeland security issues. Dr. Bailey spent 25 years on active duty in the U.S. Army, where he served as a Research Scientist, Department Head, Deputy Commander for Research, Deputy Commander and Commander at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).

Academic Background:

Dr. Bailey retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in biology and entomology from Oklahoma State University.

Research Interests:

Following his retirement from active duty, Dr. Bailey worked for the Defense Intelligent Agency (DIA) where he was responsible for following the offensive biological warfare program of the former Soviet Union. He was the DIA representative to the intelligence community on issues related to bioterrorism. Before joining the University, Dr. Bailey worked as a defense contractor and helped lead a team of scientists at Advanced Biosystems, conducting medical and scientific research dedicated to developing new forms of protection against biological weapons and other infectious diseases.

Dr. Fatah Kashanchi, Director of Research

Fatah Kashanchi is the Director of Research of George Mason University’s Biomedical Research Laboratory and Professor of Microbiology. His area of expertise is the Molecular Biology of human retroviruses, namely HIV-1 and HTLV-1. Dr. Kashanchi has published more than 121 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has a number of NIH (R01 and R21) grants, Keck foundation grant, as well as institutional funding for my research. He currently serves on a number of national advisory and review committees, including a total of five NIH and NFS study sections.