Dr. Coler is a senior investigator at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research. She received her PhD. from The University of Washington, her MS from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and her BS from McGill University. Dr. Coler has over 20 years of experience in studying the pathogenesis of infectious disease pathogens, biomarker discovery and diagnostics development in academic, biotechnology and non-profit environments. Her expertise in infectious disease and emerging epidemics was obtained largely through her roles as a student, technician, fellow or scientist with positions held in the UK, the Caribbean, Africa, and the US. Dr. Coler serves as a scientific advisor or committee member for global health and/or pandemic, epidemic-prone infectious disease at The World Health Organization, The University of Washington, Harvard University and the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, as well as having an affiliate professorship at the University of Washington in the Department of Global Health.