Dr. Ian Crozier (right) and colleague Dr. Ali Dilu from the Institut National pour la Rechere Biomedicale en route by helicopter to Komanda in the DRC  to deliver urgent investigational product and training to the Komanda Ebola Treatment Center in February 2019.

Dr. Ian Crozier Draws on His Own Experience to Inform Studies in Humans and in the Lab

Surviving very severe Ebola virus disease made it clear to Ian Crozier, M.D., that there was a gap to bridge between clinicians caring for patients at outbreak bedsides and the bench scientists peering into fundamental mechanisms of disease to develop prevention and treatment strategies.

Families go to the Ebola Treatment Center to visit a family member who is held in quarantine. [Credit: World Bank/Vincent Tremeau, republished here under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

FREDERICK, Md. -- “Sure, it’s easier than doing research in more isolated places, say Antarctica, or outer space—but that does not make it easy for those on the ground. Sometimes densely populated areas pose problems of their own. Not everyone agrees on the need, the presence of so many ‘outsiders,’ or on the approach taken. People were attacked. Research sites were burned.”

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