President’s Award


Michael Busch, MD

Dr. Busch is Director of Blood Systems Research Institute (BSRI) and Vice-President for Research and Scientific Affairs of Blood Systems, Inc. (BSI), a national network of over 30 blood centers throughout the United States. He is an Adjunct Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Busch directs several national multi-center research studies, and his laboratory has an international reputation in the fields of viral safety and transfusion medicine, hosting visiting scholars from around the world. He has guided work in optimization and implementation of new nucleic amplification technology (NAT) for mass screening of blood donations for HIV, HCV, HBV and WNV. In addition, his laboratory holds several contracts for sample repositories and cell line development, for local studies and international projects. He has published over 200 original scientific articles and over 50 review articles and book chapters.