Courtney B. Woolsey, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Office: Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) 5.200P
Mail Route: 0610
Phone: (409) 266-6928

Post-doctoral Fellowship
University of Texas Medical Branch
May 2018-March 2021
Galveston, TX
Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology
University of Texas Medical Branch
May 2018
Galveston, TX
Texas A&M University
December 2006
College Station, TX
Research Interests

Ebolaviruses, Marburg virus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus, Lassa virus, BSL-4 pathogens, emerging viruses, nonhuman primate models, development of vaccines and therapeutics, spatial biology

Research Interests
Dr. Woolsey’s research focuses on understanding the immunopathology of emerging and re-emerging viruses requiring maximum biocontainment (BSL-4). She employs advanced immunological tools such as spectral cytometry/sorting and spatial biology to dissect natural and vaccine-mediated host immunity to these pathogens. The overall objective is to harness this knowledge to improve medical countermeasures. Her specific interests include 1) generating rapid-acting and durable recombinant Vesicular stomatitis virus (rVSV)-based vaccines, 2) characterizing how these vaccines elicit early and sustained protection, and 3) exploring mechanisms of virus persistence and sequelae
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