Dr. Edward Pham is an instructor in medicine (Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the deputy director for translational research of ViRx@Stanford, the Stanford Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness Initiative, which focuses on developing novel antivirals to counter pandemics in a proactive, rather than reactive, fashion. He grew up in Vietnam, completed his undergraduate in Bioengineering at UCLA where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his M.D and Ph.D in Microbiology & Immunology from Stanford University. He has been recognized by many prestigious awards such as the Soros Fellowship for New Americans, Gates Millennium Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.