Saleem Kamili, PhD, is Chief of the Laboratory Branch, Division of Viral Hepatitis at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has been working for 20 years at CDC on various aspects of hepatitis viruses including pathogenesis, vaccine design and delivery and diagnostics. Dr. Kamili received the Young Scientist Award and Himalayan Gold Medal during his graduate studies and was recently awarded the MS Balayan Medal for his contributions to the study of hepatitis E. He co-authored CDC’s updated guidelines on testing for hepatitis C virus infection. He serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Virology and Journal of Clinical Virology. His laboratory is actively involved in improving viral hepatitis diagnostics globally and is partnering with various international institutions in achieving this goal.