Dr. Andrew Pekosz
Professor and Vice Chair
Andy received his BS in Biochemistry from Rutgers University before going on to complete his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania working on bunyaviruses. After postdoctoral work at Northwestern University, he joined the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. He moved to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2007. Andy has been doing research into respiratory viruses such as influenza, hantavirus, enterovirus D68 and emerging respiratory viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and he still finds time to do some experiments in the lab. Andy enjoys watching (and sometimes playing) soccer (go Gunners!), tasting craft beers and working on a native plant garden.