Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson, MDM

Sr. Advisor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Currently a consultant and senior advisor, Dr. Christopher B. Wilson formerly served as Director of Discovery & Translational Sciences at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2010-2016. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Washington from 1979-2009, where he served as head of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics from 1989-1999, then as Chairman of the Department of Immunology and head of the graduate program in immunology from 1999-2009.

Wilson has served on the World Health Organization Scientific Advisory Group for the Blueprint on Research & Development Preparedness, the Advisory Committee to the Director, US National Institutes of Health and the Advisory Councils of the US National Institute of Allergy & Infections Diseases and the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Wilson received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and a medical degree from UCLA. He trained in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital /Harvard Medical School, served in the US Public Health Service, and then was a post-doctoral fellow in infectious diseases while performing immunology research at Stanford University before joining the faculty of the University of Washington.