Welcome Dr. Miguel E. Quiñones-Mateu


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Miguel E. Quiñones-Mateu as Professor and Western Research Chair in Viral Pathogenesis, effective January 1, 2023.

Dr. Quiñones-Mateu’s career encompasses more than 25 years of productive research in the virology field in four different countries, with emphasis on virus evolution and pathogenesis, including novel antiviral strategies and the development of innovative methodologies. He has broad scientific experience, both in academia and in industry, and is an accomplished investigator with particular success in translational research.

Dr. Quiñones-Mateu joins us from the University of Otago in New Zealand, where he was a Professor of Virology, Webster Family Chair in Viral Pathogenesis and Associated Dean Research, School of Biomedical Sciences. He was also a member of the Steering Committee of the Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases, Leadership Group Member of the Otago Global Health Institute, Associate Investigator with the Maurice Wilkins Centre, and Member of the Executive Committee of the Australasian Virology Society.

Dr. Quiñones-Mateu participated in the development of local COVID-19 diagnostic capabilities as well as leading the effort for the first isolation of SARS-CoV-2 in New Zealand and his research group was involved in multiple COVID-19 research projects, including anti-SARS-CoV-2 strategies and vaccine initiatives. He was a Key Researcher for Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa NZ (VAANZ), a member of the COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy Science and Technical Advisory Group.

Welcome Dr. Quiñones-Mateu’s to the vibrant PaLM community of faculty, staff, residents, postdoctoral scholars and students.