Dr. Megan L Stanifer
Megan started her research career as a chemist and performed her bachelor research project in physical chemistry on the “sweating space shuttle effect”. She then moved into studying viruses and obtained her PhD from Brown University. At Brown, she worked in the lab of Dr. Walter Atwood and studied the human polyomaviruses JCV and BKV. Megan performed a first post-doc at Harvard Medical School in the lab of Dr. Sean Whelan. During this post-doc, Megan evaluated VSV entry and fusion using advanced microscopy techniques. In 2012, Megan moved to the University Hospital Heidelberg and shifted her focus to studying enteric viruses and how human intestinal epithelial cells combat them. In 2022, Megan moved to the University of Florida to start her own lab. When not in the lab, she spends her free time chasing after her two highly energetic children.