Felicia Goodrum, PhD

Professor, Immunobiology
Director, Graduate Program in Immunobiology
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, Cancer Biology-GIDP
Professor, Genetics-GIDP

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. 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. 

Leadership Roles Faculty Student Advisor, Immunobiology Recipient, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers Leader, research lab Active Participant, building the Immunobiology graduate program

  • BS: Virgina Tech - 1992
  • PhD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine - 1998
  • Postdoctoral fellow: Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology

Recent Publications


Goodrum, F., A. C. Lowen, S. Lakdawala, J. Alwine, A. Casadevall, M. J. Imperiale, W. Atwood, D. Avgousti, J. Baines, B. Banfield, et al., "Virology under the Microscope-a Call for Rational Discourse.", mSphere, vol. 8, issue 2, pp. e0003423, 2023 Apr 20. PMCID: PMC10117089  PMID: 36700653
Imperiale, M. J., A. Casadevall, F. D. Goodrum, and S. Schultz-Cherry, "Virology in Peril and the Greater Risk To Science.", J Virol, vol. 97, issue 1, pp. e0184722, 2023 Jan 31. PMCID: PMC9888197  PMID: 36519890
Lowen, A. C., A. Casadevall, J. C. Alwine, L. W. Enquist, F. D. Goodrum, M. J. Imperiale, and S. S. Lakdawala, "Oversight of Pathogen Research Must Be Carefully Calibrated and Clearly Defined.", J Virol, vol. 97, issue 3, pp. e0017623, 2023 Mar 30. PMCID: PMC10062122  PMID: 36811609
Alwine, J. C., A. Casadevall, L. W. Enquist, F. D. Goodrum, and M. J. Imperiale, "A Critical Analysis of the Evidence for the SARS-CoV-2 Origin Hypotheses.", mSphere, vol. 8, issue 2, pp. e0011923, 2023 Apr 20. PMCID: PMC10117112  PMID: 36897078
Runstadler, J. A., A. C. Lowen, G. Kayali, M. S Tompkins, R. A. Albrecht, R. A. M. Fouchier, D. E. Stallknecht, S. S. Lakdawala, F. D. Goodrum, A. Casadevall, et al., "Field Research Is Essential to Counter Virological Threats.", J Virol, vol. 97, issue 5, pp. e0054423, 2023 May 31. PMCID: PMC10231196  PMID: 37166327
Mlera, L., D. Collins-McMillen, S. Zeltzer, J. C. Buehler, M. Moy, K. Zarrella, K. Caviness, L. Cicchini, D. J. Tafoya, and F. Goodrum, "Liver X Receptor-Inducible Host E3 Ligase IDOL Targets a Human Cytomegalovirus Reactivation Determinant.", J Virol, vol. 97, issue 7, pp. e0075823, 2023 Jul 27. PMCID: PMC10373547  PMID: 37338407
Zarrella, K., P. Longmire, S. Zeltzer, D. Collins-McMillen, M. Hancock, J. Buehler, J. M. Reitsma, S. S. Terhune, J. A. Nelson, and F. Goodrum, "Human cytomegalovirus UL138 interaction with USP1 activates STAT1 in infection.", PLoS Pathog, vol. 19, issue 6, pp. e1011185, 2023 Jun. PMCID: PMC10284425  PMID: 37289831
Moy, M. A., D. Collins-McMillen, L. Crawford, C. Parkins, S. Zeltzer, K. Caviness, S. Shujaat Al Zaidi, P. Caposio, and F. Goodrum, "Stabilization of the human cytomegalovirus UL136p33 reactivation determinant overcomes the requirement for UL135 for replication in hematopoietic cells.", J Virol, vol. 97, issue 8, pp. e0014823, 2023 Aug 31. PMCID: PMC10506481  PMID: 37565749


Zeltzer, S., P. Longmire, M. Svoboda, G. Bosco, and F. Goodrum, "Host translesion polymerases are required for viral genome integrity.", Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 119, issue 33, pp. e2203203119, 2022 Aug 16. PMCID: PMC9388158  PMID: 35947614
Walling, M., Latent viruses like CMV enter our bodies while we're young; after that, they establish a lifelong infection that researchers are only just beginning to understand.: Arizona Republic, 2022.