Graduate Program: Experimental Pathology
Mentor: Dennis Bente, DVM, PhD
Megan is interested in tick-host-pathogen interactions and vaccine development for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus (CCHFV), and in the Bente lab she is utilizing a One Health approach to develop a veterinary vaccine to prevent the transmission of CCHFV. Megan has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia Southern University, where her research focused on intracellular bacteria. Outside of the lab, Megan prefers to spend her time traveling, hiking, kayaking, and hanging out with her dog!
UTMB Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences Travel Award to attend the 2019 International Society for Vaccines (ISV) Annual Congress in Ghent, Belgium (2019)
UTMB Institute for Human Infections and Immunity Travel Award to attend the 10th International Global Virus Network Meeting in Veyrier-du-Lac, France (2018)
UTMB McLaughlin Scholarship Award (2017-2023)
American Society for Microbiology Student and Postdoctoral Travel Award (2016)
Southeastern Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Student and Postdoctoral Travel Award (2016)