Dr. David Winter is the Team Leader for both the BARDA Accelerator Network and the Blue Knight collaboration with JNJ Jabs. He earned his PhD in immunology/microbiology at SUNY-Buffalo. Before coming to BARDA, he spent 18 years at the bench at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins University, NIH, and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research before moving into Program Management at NIAID/NIH. Dr. Winter left NIH to serve as the external collaborations manager for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics in Siena, Italy. In 2010, he returned to NIH and joined the Center for Scientific Review, running two study sections- the Cellular and Molecular Immunology A (CMI-A) study section and the Innovative Immunology SBIR/STTR special emphasis panel. In 2016, he was appointed as an Embassy Science Fellow for the State Department to work with the Indonesian National Academies of Science to design a national peer review system for science grants. Outside of work, Dr. Winter teaches martial arts and races dragon boats.