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Carol A. Nacy

Carol A. Nacy

Carol A. Nacy (born 1948) is a microbiologist and immunologist focused on the immune response of bacterial and parasitic disease.[1][2]

Education and academic career

Nacy did her undergraduate and PhD studies at Catholic University in Washington, DC receiving her degree in 1976.[3][4] She did her postdoc work at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the Department of Rickettsial Diseases and then became a staff scientist at the same institute for 17 years.[5] Her research concerned the understanding and treatment of a number of infections including those caused by Francisella tularensis and Leishmania major.[2]

Industrial career

Nacy founded Sequella in 1997 and continues as CEO.[5] Sequella focuses on clinical stage antibiotic development, in particular against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB).[6]

Awards and honors

Nacy was the president of the American Society of Microbiology (1996-1997)[1] and the Society for Leukocyte Biology (1992).[7] She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Science at Catholic University in 2002. Women in BIO[8] named her Entrepreneur of the Year (2004) and honored her with a Special Outstanding Achievement Award for Clinical Trials (2007). In December 2009 she was awarded the Humanitarian Award, Hope is a Vaccine, by the Global Alliance for Immunization against Aids (GAIA) for her work to create new drugs for TB.[4][9]

Personal life

Nacy is married to Monte S. Meltzer, M.D., has 5 children and 3 grandchildren.[4]


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  2. Many faces, many microbes : personal reflections in microbiology. Atlas, Ronald M., 1946-. Washington, D.C.: ASM Press. 2000. ISBN 1-55581-190-6. OCLC 43287411.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. "Carol Nacy". Retrieved July 16, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Immunology 2010. "Nacy biography" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-07-16. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  5. "Dr. Carol Nacy, CEO of Sequella, Takes on the Global Crisis of Anti-Microbial Resistance BioBuzz". BioBuzz. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  6. "Sequella Overview". Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  7. "Society of Leukocyte Biology newsletter" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-07-17. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  8. "Women In Bio". Women In Bio. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  9. "2009 Hope is a Vaccine Award Ceremony". Gaia Vaccine Foundation. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
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