Dr. Lawrence Silbart is a Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and has held leadership positions within UConn including Department Head and Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives. He was trained in the fields of Toxicology and Occupational Health with early research studying metabolic activation of chemical carcinogens. More recently, his research has focused on immunology and vaccine science, especially mucosal vaccines and adjuvants for infectious diseases, with current research projects focusing on cancer immunotherapy. He teaches AH 3175 (Environmental Health) each year and participates in teaching a graduate level course on vaccines in addition to many guest lectures. He and his research team have published well over 50 papers and book chapters in high-impact, peer-reviewed scientific journals including Science, Vaccine, and Infection and Immunity among others. His research has been funded with more than $6 million in extramural funding from USDA, NIH, CDC-ATSDR, US-EDA, and other organizations.