Bobby Brooke Herrera is an assistant professor of global health at Rutgers Global Health Institute. He holds joint appointments in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine and at the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, both part of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He also was named a Rutgers Presidential Faculty Scholar.
Research in his laboratory focuses on understanding adaptive immunity against globally relevant pathogens that cause lethal human disease and for which there are limited options for treatment or vaccination. His lab uses a number of approaches in epidemiology, immunology, virology, and molecular biology to profile the diversity and function of antibodies and T cells generated in response to infection or vaccination. Through this work, he seeks to advance diagnostic and vaccine design.
Bobby Brooke Herrera received a Ph.D. degree at Harvard University and performed postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School. He has cofounded two biotech startup companies and was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for health care in 2020.