Bobby Brooke Herrera
Bobby Brooke Herrera is an assistant professor of global health at Rutgers Global Health Institute. He holds joint appointments in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine and at the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, both part of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He also was named a Rutgers Presidential Faculty Scholar.
Research in his laboratory focuses on understanding adaptive immunity against globally relevant pathogens that cause lethal human disease and for which there are limited options for treatment or vaccination. His lab uses a number of approaches in epidemiology, immunology, virology, and molecular biology to profile the diversity and function of antibodies and T cells generated in response to infection or vaccination. Through this work, he seeks to advance diagnostic and vaccine design.
Bobby Brooke Herrera received a Ph.D. degree at Harvard University and performed postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School. He has cofounded two biotech startup companies and was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for health care in 2020.
- Institute Faculty Member’s Research Provides Insight into COVID-19 Immunity — Exposure to common cold-causing coronaviruses may contribute to pre-existing immunity to COVID-19, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Virology Plus. Rutgers Global Health Institute assistant professor Bobby Brooke Herrera is a lead author.
- Faculty Research Leads to Global Health Impact — The principal faculty of Rutgers Global Health Institute are innovators. They’re confronting diverse global health challenges – the critical issues that affect everyone, and the complex problems that are especially detrimental to the most vulnerable among us.
- Will Omicron Show Up On Rapid COVID Tests? — Rutgers Global Health Institute principal faculty member Bobby Brooke Herrera spoke with Verywell Health about the use of rapid antigen tests to detect Omicron variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
- Bobby Brooke Herrera Joins Rutgers Global Health Institute as Principal Faculty Member — Herrera is a research scientist who studies epidemic viruses and infectious diseases, with a focus on developing diagnostic and therapeutic tools to improve disease outbreak preparedness and response. He is an assistant professor of global health at Rutgers Global Health Institute with joint appointments at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Bobby Brooke Herrera