Erik Hewlett is Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases and International Health) and Microbiology at UVA. Research interests include bacterial toxins, their roles in molecular pathogenesis and uses as research tools. His past work on cholera and pertussis toxins and discovery of Bordetella adenylate cyclase have served as the basis for these interests. He has helped to arrange Bordetella Research Group activities at ASM and to organize multiple international Bordetella Symposia. He was ASM Division B Lecturer and chair, Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Toxins and Pathogenesis in 1998.