Dr. Briggs is a clinical fellow in Infectious Diseases within the Physician Scientist Track at Yale. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology through the Dean’s Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his medical training, Dr. Briggs served as a Fulbright Scholar in Biomedical Sciences at the Center of Public Health Research in Valencia, Spain. He subsequently completed his M.D. and Ph.D. training through The University of Texas Medical Scientist Training Program at Houston. His Ph.D. in Immunology was completed under the co-mentorship of Dr. Peter Hotez at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Dr. Jagan Sastry at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The primary outcome of his dissertation was the identification and immunological characterization of a novel whipworm vaccine candidate. He received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine at The National School of Tropical Medicine at BCM and a Certification of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health (CTropMed®) from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is currently performing his post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Craft in the Department of Immunobiology at Yale. Dr. Briggs' research interests remain in exploring immunity for the advancement of vaccines against emerging and neglected pathogens.
Education & Training
- ResidentYale University (2021)
- MDUniversity of Texas Medical School at Houston (2019)
- PhDUniversity of Texas MD Anderson UTHealth GSBS (2018)
- DTM&HBaylor College of Medicine, The National School of Tropical Medicine (2018)
- BSUniversity of Texas at Austin (2011)