Philip B. Carter is president of the Thurman-Zumwalt Foundation and Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Immunology at North Carolina State University where he previously served as the associate vice chancellor for research and director of the university Biotechnology Program.
Recently, he has served as the chief executive of Sigma Xi the Scientific Research Society and chairman of the Board of Trustees of AAALAC International., Inc., the international organization accrediting animal care and use. Dr. Carter has been an active researcher with scores of technical publications and is the recipient of millions of dollars in public and private peer-reviewed research support. His research has centered on immune responses to infectious agents, especially zoonoses.
He currently serves on a number of nonprofit boards, two North Carolina gubernatorial advisory commissions, and chairs a scientific review panel for the Department of Defense. Dr. Carter is a native of Chicago, Illinois and holds a B.S. degree in biology and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Notre Dame.