About the authors
Dr. Kenneth A. Alexander
Dr. Alexander is a nationally known pediatric infectious diseases clinician and researcher.
His clinical interests include fevers of unknown origin, persistent and recurrent viral infections, infections in immunocompromised hosts, and antibacterial and antiviral resistance problems. Dr. Alexander is also working to promote immunization among medically underserved adolescents.
Dr. Alexander's NIH-sponsored research focuses of the development of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, including studies of viral DNA replication and transcription control. Dr. Alexander's laboratory also studies the role of innate immunity on the progression of HPV infections and on HPV-induced tumor development. Additionally, his laboratory is working to develop antiviral agents for use as topical microbicides.
A popular speaker, Dr. Alexander has lectured around the world on many pediatric infectious diseases topics. He is also the author of many scientific articles, reviews and book chapters.