Dr. Lee Hall was promoted to Chief of Parasitology and International Programs Branch (PIPB) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 2005 where he oversees multiple programs involving grants and contracts that support basic, translational and clinical research and development in parasitology and vectors responsible for transmission of parasites. In 1991, Dr. Hall started as a Medical Officer and Host Immunity Program Officer in PIPB. In the ensuing years he developed a new program focused on vaccine research and development for parasitic diseases, and in 2000, he was promoted to Chief of the Malaria Vaccine Development Section. In that capacity he provided oversight and direction for a program of research grants, contracts, and collaborative agreements ranging from basic immunologic research, target identification and validation to translational research and development activities to clinical evaluation of promising vaccine candidates domestically and overseas. He has also served on numerous committees for federal and international activities involving vaccine R&D and global health, and has chaired and participated in numerous scientific symposia on vaccine R&D and tropical infectious diseases at national and international meetings. He earned an AB from Harvard College and an MD and PhD in Immunology from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Infectious Diseases subspecialty training at the National Institutes of Health and Yale University School of Medicine.