Donna Collins, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate I

Donna received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Louisiana State University Health in Shreveport. She is currently interested in the host factors and molecular mechanisms regulating reactivation from latency. Donna likes tropical fish, hiking and cave exploring.

  • PhD: Louisiana State University Health - Shreveport

Recent Publications


Nikolich-Zugich, J., L. Cičin-Šain, D. Collins-McMillen, S. Jackson, A. Oxenius, J. Sinclair, C. Snyder, M. Wills, and N. Lemmermann, "Advances in cytomegalovirus (CMV) biology and its relationship to health, diseases, and aging.", Geroscience, vol. 42, issue 2, pp. 495-504, 2020 04. PMCID: PMC7205956  PMID: 32162210
Hale, A. E., D. Collins-McMillen, E. M. Lenarcic, S. Igarashi, J. P. Kamil, F. Goodrum, and N. J. Moorman, "FOXO transcription factors activate alternative major immediate early promoters to induce human cytomegalovirus reactivation.", Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 117, issue 31, pp. 18764-18770, 2020 08 04. PMCID: PMC7414233  PMID: 32694203