Dr. Michael Baseler is a clinical lab director at the Frederick National Laboratory. He received his B.S. from Clarion State University in Pennsylvania before attending West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia where he received his masters degree and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology. After finishing his degree, Baseler took a post-doc position with the American Biological Company in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
In 1986, Baseler was hired as head of the AIDS Support Laboratory for the Clinical Immunology Services at the National Cancer Institute Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center. In 1991, he was promoted to Head of the Clinical Immunology Services and two years later to Head of the Clinical Services Program under SAIC-Frederick, Inc. (renamed Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. in September 2013). Baseler is now the Director of the Applied and Developmental Research Directorate which consists of 34 clinical and research laboratories at the Frederick National Laboratory, focusing on cancer and infectious diseases.