Dr. Michelle Crum has experience in molecular biology, virology, and pandemic preparedness. She joined the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler in July 2020 as an assistant professor after years of teaching undergraduate biology courses to pre-professional students and engaging in bench research on various topics including emerging viruses and other topics relating to infectious disease.

Her interests include pathogenesis of emerging disease, chronic disease mechanisms, public health interventions to improve community health, pandemic preparedness, response, mitigation and prevention, and the promotion of health literacy to share messages of prevention against infectious and chronic disease challenges.

Education and Training

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Association of Public Health Laboratories (CDC/APHL), Emerging Infectious Diseases Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Class IX, New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center and Arbovirus Laboratories, 2003-2006

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002-2003

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, PhD in Molecular Pathology, 2002

Louisiana Tech University, B.Sc. in Animal Biology, 1994