Associate Professor, Immunobiology

Sam earned his Ph.D. from Rice University in 2005, studying the biology of adenoviral gene therapy vectors and vector targeting in the laboratory of Michael Barry now at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He then trained as a postdoc from 2005-2008 with Michelle Ozbun at the University of New Mexico, focusing on human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Sam came to The University of Arizona in 2008 as an assistant research professor in the BIO5 Institute and joined the Department of Immunobiology as an assistant professor in 2011. Sam was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in Spring 2017.

Graduate Student

Li is a native of China and currently working on a Master's degree through the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine. He is investigating the cellular redox requirements for HPV infection.

Graduate Assistant, Research


Matthew Bronnimann

Graduate Student

Christine Calton

Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Mingfeng Lu

Masters Student

Brittany Uhlorn

Graduate Assistant, Research