Dr. Hoffman is a Co-chairman and Co-founder of ALERTAsia. He is currently the Chief Executive and Scientific Officer of Sanaria.He has over 25 years of experience in building and managing large, successful researches and development programs. He was Director of the Malaria Program at the Naval Medical Research Center where he built a focused professional team of over 100 individuals in the United States and overseas working on all aspects of malaria research, but especially vaccine development and genomics. He was the Vice President of Biologics at Celera Genomics, and founded Sanaria in 2002. He is also a former president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.D. from Cornell University, USA. He obtained his Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and did residency training at the University of California, San Diego. He holds several professorships, and chairs or serves on multiple advisory boards. He is a former president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, has edited two books on malaria vaccine development, authored more than 380 scientific publications, and has numerous patents.