Jeremy P. Kamil

Jeremy P. Kamil, Ph.D. is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Louisiana State University Health in Shreveport, Louisiana, whose laboratory studies human cytomegalovirus. During the pandemic, he has gained national recognition for his advocacy of viral genome sequencing and rapid data sharing during public health emergencies. In March 2020, Dr. Kamil spearheaded the establishment of a local viral genome sequencing program that would become the largest single contributor of SARS-CoV-2 genome data from the state of Louisiana. He is a principal investigator on a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to improve representativeness in viral genomic surveillance by fostering transparent and equitable collaborations between universities and local community health clinics.