Rachel L. Roper

East Carolina University, USA

Rachel L. Roper holds a Ph.D. degree and serves as an Associate Professor of microbiology and immunology at East Carolina University in the Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Roper received her M.S. degree in 1990 and her Ph.D. degree in 1992 from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry where she worked on antigen-presenting cell regulation of lymphocyte activation, cell signaling, and class switching and received the M.A. Hare Research Excellence Award. She received her postdoctoral training in virology with Dr. Bernard Moss at the National Institutes of Health and was awarded an NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence in 1997. In 1999, she was appointed Director of Immunology and Virology for a British Columbia veterinary vaccine company, and in 2001, she became an Adjunct Assistant Professor in biochemistry and microbiology at the University of Victoria. Dr. Roper was also Program Director for the SARS Accelerated Vaccine Initiative and an inventor on the SARS virus genome patent issued in 2011.

Biography Updated on 8 March 2012

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