Liz Turpin, MBA, Ph.D.

Dr. Liz Turpin is a virologist and molecular biologist with expertise in infectious disease, vaccine development, immunology, and diagnostics.  Dr. Turpin’s postdoctoral work at the University of Wisconsin focused on cellular responses to influenza virus infection and investigated ways to alter disease progression by modulating the immune system.  While at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Turpin received a Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award and participated in the Howard Hughes Medical Institutes’ Mentoring Program.  Her postdoctoral work at the Hamner focused on viral, metal, and nanoparticle induced pulmonary fibrosis and the role of chemokines and cytokines in disease progression.  Dr. Turpin has experience working in government and industry with time at the USDA, Pfizer, and Zoetis.  While in these organization, Dr. Turpin held roles in R&D, Marketing, and Diagnostic Services.  In these roles, she gained valuable experience writing proposals, final reports, statement of work, manuscripts, and technical reports and preparing and presenting findings at scientific and business meetings.  In her spare time, Dr. Turpin enjoys dog training, volunteering at the local animal shelter, and hiking with her dogs.

Education: B.S. in Biology from Radford University; M.S. in Infectious Disease and Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Georgia.