Dr. Jeffers started his career in gene therapy in the late 90s
pseudotyping lentiviral and retroviral vectors with various viral
glycoproteins, notably Ebola GP and Marburg GP. He is a molecular
virologist and has investigated viruses such as SARS-Coronavirus
and Rift Valley Fever Virus. Dr. Jeffers received his doctoral degree in
virology from Purdue University, and earned his BS in biology from
Colorado State University. He has post-doctoral experience from the
University of Colorado and the Institute Pasteur in Paris, France.