Dr. Darin Weed is a molecular biologist with training in virology, cancer cell biology, and high content screening. Dr. Weed’s doctoral work at Washington State University in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology studied the entry and infection of herpes simplex virus 1 and identified numerous conformational changes of viral glycoproteins. His postdoctoral work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center focused on the oncogenic Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and its innate immune restriction by host cells. He has received many awards, including the NSF graduate research fellowship. In his free time, Dr. Weed enjoys outreach activities, hiking with his dog, and playing ice hockey.
Education: B.S. in Biotechnology from Minnesota State University, Mankato; Ph.D. in Immunology and Infectious Diseases with Certificate in Protein Biotechnology from Washington State University.