Frank Cockerill is recognized as a highly competent microbiologist in scientific and medical communities around the world. He is an innovator and inventor especially in the realm of diagnostic testing for infectious diseases. He also has a stellar career as a leader not only in academia but in a for profit company. His current professional aspirations are either to be the CEO of a startup company or a Chief Medical Officer in industry.
His career-long efforts have brought him many professional recognitions and honors, and coveted professional assignments, including membership on the boards of the Association for Molecular Pathology, Centers for Disease ControlBoard of Scientific Counselors, and American Clinical Laboratory Association. He is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and American Academy of Microbiology.
For all of his individual accomplishments and honors, Frank Cockerill is most grateful and honored to have worked with and directed many teams of scientists. . He understands that most endeavors, especially something as important as innovative, cutting edge testing in microbiology, must be undertaken by a team in order to be successful. He believes that he has acquired many important attributes and skills by being part of and directing research and development teams throughout his career.
Above all, says Frank Cockerill, he has learned that teams, organizations, and businesses alike rely on trust and communication among their members in order to survive and ultimately succeed. He is grateful that he has had the chance to work with so many gifted and hardworking teams over the course of his career.