Obituary: Leon Rosen (1926–2008)

Obituary: Leon Rosen (1926–2008) Arch Virol (2009) 154:731–732 DOI 10.1007/s00705-009-0359-z V I ROLO GY D I VI SI ON N E WS Duane J. Gubler Published online: 26 March 2009 Springer-Verlag 2009 University of California at Berkeley. He then joined the U.S. Public Health Service and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Laboratory of Tropical Diseases, and took a job in Tahiti to study ban- croftian filariasis in 1950. In Tahiti, he met and married his wife, Anne Marie. In 1952, Dr. Rosen returned from Tahiti and earned a Doctor of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, working under Dr. Lloyd E. Rozeboom. He then returned to Panama, taking an assignment at the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory in Panama City. It was during this assignment that he did his first work on dengue fever, a disease that was among his favorites throughout his career. After 2 years in Panama, he decided he needed to know more about virology and returned to NIAID in Bethesda where he joined Dr. Robert Hubner’s laboratory. This was Leon Rosen was born in Los Angeles, California on a very productive period of his career, working on adeno- October 4th, 1926. He Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Obituary: Leon Rosen (1926–2008)

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