Robert Fujinami received his B.A. from the University of Utah through the then Honor Program in Microbiology. He completed his Ph.D. at Northwestern University and received post-doctoral training and Assistant Professorship at The Scripps Research Institute. Prior to coming to the University of Utah as Professor, he was an Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego. He was the first Harry M. Weaver Neuroscience Scholar of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, an AAAS fellow, recipient of Javits Neuroscience Scholar Award (NIH), and Vice President for the International Society for NeuroVirology. He has served as a member on 5 different NIH study sections and a recipient of NIH funding for over 30 years. His lab studies preclinical models for the understanding and treatment of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. His University service includes Chair of the Promotion, Retention and Tenure and Tenure Faculty Review Committees in the Department of Neurology, University of Utah Biosafety Committee and SOM Faculty Appointment Review Advancement Committee. He has served as member on the University Promotions and Tenure Advisory Committee, Academic Senate Task Force on Retention Promotion Tenure Procedures, University Research Committee, IACUC, Personnel & Elections Committee, the Academic Senate (twice) and President of the Academic Senate.