Douglas Braaten oversees the strategic development and planning of all scholarly scientific publishing at the New York Academy of Sciences, including as editor-in-chief of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and the joint Academy–Wiley book program established in 2015. Following twenty-three years of basic research in immunology, HIV, gamma-herpesvirus biology, Drosophila genetics, and cell biology at various university research laboratories and publishing over twenty primary research articles, Douglas joined the scientific editorial team at Nature Immunology in 2005, and then moved to the Academy in 2009. Douglas earned dual M.B.A. degrees at UCLA and the National University of Singapore in 2020, a Ph.D. in the microbiology department at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000, and a B.A. degree in biology at Washington University in 1984; and he studied in Ph.D. programs in philosophy at Columbia University and the CUNY Graduate Center, the M.D. program at OU School of Medicine, and the Master of Liberal Arts program at Washington University, St. Louis.
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