University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, COM-T 5120
1501 N Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
TOPIC: "Human Cytomegalovirus Infection, Persistence and Disease"
SPEAKER: Felicia Goodrum, PhD
WHERE: Com-T 5120
WHEN: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
About the Speaker:
Felicia Goodrum graduated with her Ph.D. from Wake Forest University and then trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Thomas Shenk at Princeton University where she was a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellow and Special Fellow. In 2006, Dr. Goodrum joined the faculty at the University of Arizona and BIO5 Institute in Tucson and is currently an Associate Professor. Dr. Goodrum is the recipient of the Howard Temin Award, the Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences Award and the Presidential Award for Early Career Scientists and Engineers. Dr. Goodrum’s work throughout her career has focused on complex interaction between DNA viruses and their host. She is currently focused on the mechanisms of human cytomegalovirus latency and persistence. Dr. Goodrum’s laboratory has work to build model systems for understanding human cytomegalovirus latency. Her laboratory has identified viral determinants of infection important for latency and reactivation as well as the host factors and pathways targeted by these viral factors.