Gehrke is considered one of America’s most distinguished scientists. He and his wife Deb share the duties of Master at the Quincy House of Harvard College.
He also runs the Gehrke Laboratory at Harvard Medical School where he studies RNA viruses that cause hemorrhagic fevers, and is also a Professor of Heath and Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School.
Gehrke attended Eastern Illinois University where he received his Bachelor degree. He then attended Case Western Reserve University where he earned his Ph.D. Lee did his post-doctoral work at MIT.
In addition to being a distinguished scientist, Gehrke is also a talented musician, a proud father and grandfather.