Jonathan Abraham is a physician-scientist and obtained a bachelor’s degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard College (2005), a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard University (2010), and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School (2012) as part of the Harvard-MIT M.D.-Ph.D. Program. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases in the Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital combined program. Funded by a Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists and an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, he launched a research laboratory in the Department of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School in 2017. He initially got excited about a career in infectious diseases by reading Laurie Garrett’s “The Coming of the Plague” as a high school student. The book warns us of “newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance.” Jonathan has since spent his research career thinking about how we can better prepare ourselves for outbreaks before they happen. He continues to care for patients as an Infectious Diseases doctor at the Harvard Medical School-Affiliated Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.