Dr Ruth Bishop is the discoverer of rotavirus. In 1973 she examined cells from the intestines of children with gastroenteritis at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Using an electron microscope she saw viruses which she called duovirus because they were seen in the duodenum and had a double capsid. The name rotavirus was later suggested by the Irishman, Thomas Henry Flewett.
Professor Geoffrey Lilley Smith (born 1955) FRS FMedSci FIBiol is a British virologist and medical research authority in the area of Vaccinia virus and the family of Poxviruses. He is Head of the Department of Virology at Imperial College London and a Principal Research Fellow of the Wellcome Trust. Smith completed his bachelors degree at the University of Leeds in 1977 and in 1981 gained a PhD in Virology whilst in London.
David Bodian (15 May 1910 – 18 September 1992), was an American medical scientist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who worked in polio research . In the early 1940s he helped lay the groundwork for the eventual development of polio vaccines by combining neurological research with the study of the pathogenesis of polio.
Robert R. Redfield Jr. is an American virologist, a professor of Medicine at University of Maryland, Baltimore and a co-founder and associate director of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Redfield is known for his pioneering contributions in clinical research, and in particular for his extensive research into the virology and therapeutic treatments of HIV infection and AIDS.