Lee Gehrke is the Hermann L.F. von Helmholtz Professor in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at M.I.T. and Professor of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School. Professor Gehrke’s research has focused on positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses with particular focus in flaviviruses, hemorrhagic fever viruses, translation-level regulation of gene expression, and the design and construction of rapid point-of-care diagnostic devices. Professor Gehrke’s collaborative work with engineers and materials scientists led to the development of rapid diagnostics to detect and distinguish the four dengue serotypes, as well as Zika virus and Chikungunya virus. He is co-founder of e25Bio where he currently serves on the scientific advisory board.