Dr. Murray Cohen chairs Wello Inc.’s advisory board as a Medical Advisor. Dr. Cohen is also President and Board Chairman of a global NGO named Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation, Ltd. and an internationally recognized expert in bioterrorism, workplace safety, biosafety, industrial hygiene and infectious disease control. In addition he is the owner of a veteran-owned small business named Consultants in Disease and Injury Control (CDIC Inc.). The Frontline Health Individuals Safety Management meetings are arranged by the Frontline Foundation.
Murray L. Cohen served for 21 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a career Public Health Service officer. His specialty area was the prevention of occupationally transmitted infections, including bacterial diseases (anthrax, tuberculosis) and blood-borne viruses (HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, Ebola). After retiring from the CDC in 1996, Dr. Murray L. Cohen founded Consultants in Disease and Injury Control, Inc. (CDIC) and the Frontline Healthcare Worker’s Safety Foundation Ltd.
Dr. Cohen earned his B.A. with Honors in Biological Sciences from the University of Texas, his Masters of Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. A certified industrial hygienist, Dr. Cohen is an internationally recognized expert in occupationally transmitted infectious diseases, risk assessment, and biosafety/biosecurity. Dr. Murray Cohen has received numerous honors, including commendations from the US Public Health Service.
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Jonathan N. Lawson, Ph.D. has been a Professor of Biology in the Division of Math and Natural Sciences at Collin County Community College District, Spring Creek Campus in Plano, Texas since 2007. Dr. Lawson also serves as an Advisor for Wello Inc.
In 1998, Dr. Lawson received a B.S. in Biology and minor in Biochemistry from Baylor University, Waco, TX. And in 2006 he received a Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX.
He currently teaches courses such as Microbiology, General Biology, and Biotechnology and is a CASMNS Research Professor.
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Dr. Collin Thomas is a professor of Biology at Collin College. He teaches science courses in general biology, genetics, and associated lab courses. Dr. Thomas leads two cross disciplinary learning communities, one in astrobiology and another in molecular genetics. His previous research focused on the role of autophagy genes in mediating host resistance to bacterial pathogens. Using the cellular slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum, Dr. Thomas helped identify Salmonella to be made more pathogenic through the loss of autophagic function. This work is related to his current work on endosymbiosis. If you ask Collin College biology professor Dr. Collin Thomas how previous research could have a strong effect on a student today, he would probably smile and gesture for you to take a seat. You would be in for a treat because this professor is a research scientist that frolics and romps in molecular playgrounds. He has not only published papers on his findings, but he has also patented.
Dr. Thomas has published numerous papers in well-known scientific journals including “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” “Plant Cell,” “Biotechniques,” and “Plant Molecular Biology.”
Dr. Thomas is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the scientific research society Sigma Xi, and he was awarded graduate fellowships with the National Science Foundation and UT Austin in addition to earning the National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award. Nov 20, 2014 the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) named Dr. Collin Thomas the 2014 Texas Professor of the Year at a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This honor marks the seventh Carnegie Professor of the Year from Collin College, and the college’s third Texas Professor of the Year in a row.
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Dr. Weiss is originally from Chicago and currently practices in Texas. His medical degree is from Rush University in Chicago, and his residency was at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Shelley is a board certified pediatrician, and was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2004. After starting his own practice in North Dallas in 2004, he was joined by his wife, a Family Physician. “Besides taking care of children at Pediatrics After Hours, I enjoy raising our three children, sharing with them favorite experiences such as reading, camping, and attending musicals.”
Dr. Weiss is affiliated with Medical City Dallas Hospital and has been a practicing Pediatrician for 16 years. He is also an advisor for Wello Inc.
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