People

Student Worker

Liz is in her senior year as an undergraduate student completing a B.S. degree in Microbiology and an undergraduate Research Assistant in the Goodrum Lab. She enjoys producing music in her free time.


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.


Research Specialist, Senior

Graduate Assistant, Research

Kristen received her B.S. in Microbiology from Montana State University. She joined the Goodrum lab to study the complex relationship between HCMV and the host. She enjoys backpacking and traveling.


Assistant Research Scientist

Luwanika received a PhD in Biochemistry from the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. His postdoctoral fellowship  at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories (NIH) in Hamilton Montana involved studying various aspects of tick-borne flavvirus biology. Luwanika is interested in persistent viral infections, and his current work is focused on understanding molecular human cytomegalovirus-host interactions that determine viral latency and/or reactivation. When not in the lab, Luwanika enjoys off-road cycling, fishing, walking and observing nature.


Graduate Assistant, Research

I received my B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona. After completing my post-baccalaureate program at the University of Georgia I decided to come back to the University of Arizona to start my PhD in Immunobiology. I am interested in host-pathogen interactions and how this interplay affects viral pathogenesis and life cycle. Outside of work I enjoy cooking, camping, and reading.


Graduate Assistant, Research

Melissa received her B.S. in Biology from Iowa State University. She is interested in HCMV's interactions with the host cell and how the virus is modulating different signaling pathways. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, sculpting, spending time with her family and pretending like she can keep up with all of the new slang terms millennials come up with, in what seems like a daily basis (she is a millennial too).


Graduate Assistant, Research

Linh received her B.A. in Chemistry with Biochemistry concentration from Bryn Mawr College, PA in 2016. She went on to work as an organic chemistry lab technician at the University of Pennsylvania for two years before moving to Tucson for graduate school. She joined the Goodrum lab in 2019 with an interest in understanding the molecular determinants of HCMV latency and reactivation. Linh enjoys knitting/crocheting, hip-hop dancing, Broadway theatre, and learning languages.


Research Specialist, Senior

Sebastian received his BS in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona. He is interested in how HCMV fine-tunes signaling pathways through differential receptor trafficking. When not “Science-ing”, Sebastian enjoys judo, writing, and pointing out that climate change is real. 


Alumni

Mike Rak

Graduate Student

Katie Caviness

Graduate Student

Mahadevaiah Umashankar

Postdoctoral

Lora Grainger

Graduate Student

Alex Petrucelli

Graduate Student

Jason C. Buehler
Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Megan Peppenelli
Postdoctoral Associate I