Dr. Rosenthal is a professor of pathology and molecular medicine at McMaster University and the head of the Viral Vaccines Division of the McMaster Immunology Research Centre.

He earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science at the University of Illinois before moving to McMaster University where he earned his PhD.

Dr. Rosenthal’s research focuses on the process by which viruses gain access to the human body through the mucosal surfaces of the respiratory, digestive, and genital tracts as well the resistance they encounter. He teaches advanced immunology, virology, and pathology with a focus on viral disease and HIV/AIDS.