Chelsey Spriggs, PhD

Chelsey Spriggs, PhD

Chelsey is fascinated by how viruses interact with their host cells to complete their life cycles and how viral infection can lead to cancer. Earning a PhD in 2017 from Northwestern University, Chelsey researched the role of DNA damage repair pathways in human papillomavirus (HPV) replication and cancer development and is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan studying the cellular entry pathway of another cancer-causing virus—polyomavirus. Chelsey’s long-term goal is to run a lab studying virus-host interactions while training the next generation of young scientists. The lack of representation in STEM is, at times, discouraging; and Chelsey aims to serve as a role-model (and resource) for underrepresented minority students interested in biological research through engaging in outreach, mentorship, and teaching opportunities.

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Black Virology Panel