We are pleased to announce Dr. Alan Rothman, M.D. as iCubed’s Featured Researcher of Month for September. Dr. Rothman is a Research Professor in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island.

Dr. Rothman joined the iCubed team in April after 24 years at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, where he was Professor of Medicine since 2003. He has been involved in research on immunity and pathogenesis of viral diseases in humans for over 20 years. A major focus of his research has been defining the virological and immunological events in acute dengue virus infection and their relationship to the development of the viral hemorrhagic fever syndrome.

Dr. Rothman brings to iCubed an active, NIH-funded, research program on dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever, including a 5-year, $11M, Program Project grant entitled “Flavivirus Infections: Pathogenesis and Prevention”, on which he serves as Program Director. His current studies involve both clinical and basic research studies on pathogenesis and immunity of emerging and re-emerging viral infections. Dr. Rothman has long-standing collaborations with colleagues at the University of Massachusetts, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and internationally in Thailand, Europe, and Latin America. Dr. Rothman has also served on advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization.

In addition to establishing his research program at iCubed, Dr. Rothman will be an active teacher and mentor. iCubed would like to take this opportunity to recognize Dr. Rothman’s steadfast dedication to research and his accomplishments as an investigator and member of the academic community.