Global Conference 2010
Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Eli Lilly & Co.
Gail Cassell is the Vice President of Scientific Affairs and Distinguished Lilly Research Scholar for Infectious Diseases for Eli Lilly and Company. She has been responsible for initiating and leading Lilly′s not-for-profit TB drug discovery initiative. She has served as an advisor on infectious diseases and the indirect costs of research to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and she has participated in numerous congressional hearings and briefings related to infectious diseases, anti-microbial resistance, and biomedical research. Cassell is a past president of the American Society for Microbiology. Since 1996 she has been a member of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program, responsible for advising the respective governments on joint research agendas. She obtained her bachelor′s degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and her doctorate in microbiology from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.