David A. Relman


Eileen R. Choffnes is the director of the Institute of Medicine
(IOM)’s Forum on Microbial Threats. Stanley M. Lemon is
director of the Institute of Human Infections and Immunity at the
University of Texas, Galveston, and chair of the Forum on Microbial
Threats at the IOM. David A. Relman is associate professor of
microbiology and immunology and of medicine at Stanford University. The
authors were the study director and co-chairs, respectively, of the
National Research Council/IOM committee that produced the 2006 report,
“Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life
Sciences.”