Dr. Aiguo Wu leads the medical team for Defense Threat Reduction Agency Technical Reachback. In this role for 10 years, he directs a group of scientific subject matter experts who provide technical consultation and modeling support for combatant commands (COCOMs) and federal agencies. In 2014, he received the DTRA Civilian Service Award for significant contributions to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak response.
Previously, he spent 7 years as vice-president for a biodefence company, leading research and development, with a focus on biological weapons and emerging infectious agents. In 2002, to expand and advance infectious disease research, he co-founded the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases at George Mason University, where he remains an adjunctive professor. Dr. Wu holds doctorate degrees in experimental hematology and clinical medicine.