Arthur M. Friedlander, M.D  


Senior Scientist/Science Advisor


1425 Porter Street

Frederick, MD 21702

Tel: 301.619.7343

FAX: 301.619.4299



ARTHUR M. FRIEDLANDER, M.D. is currently the Senior Scientist at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).  He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh after graduating from Harvard College.  After completing medical training and a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Friedlander was an NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Infectious Diseases at the University of California School of Medicine in San Diego, CA where he subsequently became Assistant Professor.  He then joined USAMRIID as a Principal Research Investigator, and in the following years was Chief of Airborne Diseases Division; Chief of the Department of Pathobiology, Pathology Division; and Chief of the Bacteriology Division.  He is currently Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine.  Dr. Friedlander's research interests are in the pathogenesis of infectious diseases and in vaccine development.  His research has led to the identification of the macrophage as the target cell for the anthrax lethal toxin and to our current understanding of how the toxins interact with eucaryotic cells.  He directed the studies that demonstrated the value of postexposure antibiotic prophylaxis for anthrax, which provided the evidence for the current recommendations for treatment in humans.  He also directed the research programs that resulted in new generation vaccine candidates for both anthrax and plague that are currently in human clinical trials and has patents filed for both.  He is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a recipient of the Army Research and Development Achievement Award and the Jay P. Sanford Award in Infectious Diseases.  Dr. Friedlander is also the most highly cited author in Bioterrorism Research in the period 1999-2008.