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Expert in Virology, Innate Immunology

Expert ID: 731242 Georgia, USA

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Expert's doctoral degree in Microbiology and Immunology focused on virus-host interactions. Her work determined how paramyxovirus replication and aspects of the host cell contributed to the initiation of the innate immune response including the production of interferons and pro-inflammatory cytokines. This research resulted in the publication of three first author manuscripts.

Her laboratory specialties include virus production and titering, immunocytochemistry, microscopy, western blotting, real time PCR, ELISAs, and air-liquid interface culture of differentiated primary cells. She has also taught classes in Professional Development, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Gene Therapy.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Athens, Georgia - Macon, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia - Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2010 Degree: PhD Subject: Microbiology & Immunology Institution: Wake Forest University
Year: 2005 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of South Carolina

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Postdoctoral Researcher Department: Infectious Diseases Responsibilities: She conducted research on influenza virus infection in primary, differentiated respiratory cells in a self-guided and independent manner.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society for Virology 2005-2012
Professional Appointments
UGA Postdoctoral Association President
Awards / Recognition
NIH Training Grant Fellow
Howard Hughes Undergrad Research Fellow
ASV Travel award recipient
Publications and Patents Summary
She has 7 publications, including 4 first-authorships and one book chapter.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has formally presented her research findings at national meetings including the American Society for Virology. During her time serving on the UGA Postodoctoral Association, she helped to organize seminars on the topics of leadership and career development. She has also taught Masters students courses on Immunology, Molcular Biology, Biochemistry, and Gene Therapy.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is excellent at organization of research findings into a presentation for a variety of audiences. She also excels at critical thinking, problem-solving/troubleshooting, and experimental design.

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