William Carl Saxinger, PhD


Title: Microbiologist

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

William Carl Saxinger, PhD, Microbiologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Virology.

Dr. Saxinger is best known for his work in the effective screening of the HIV and HTLV pathogens from hospitals and blood banks, and for giving 37 years to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. For the past 21 years, he has been a senior investigator, supervisory microbiologist, and office director for the NCI Center for Cancer Research, and nominally retired in 2009. He is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.

An alumnus of the University of Illinois, Dr. Saxinger’ early work on leukemia and feline leukemia led to his research in immune response, ultimately leading to the development of blood tests for HIV and HTLV during the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. Today, Dr. Saxinger holds numerous patents in the field, and has received numerous awards, including a 1992 Technology Transfer Award by the Directors of the National Cancer Institute and Division of Cancer Etiology for his work contributing to blood bank screening technology. He is also the proud father of Justin, Daniel and Anne with his wife of 50 years, Judith Ann Conroy.

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