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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Carbone Cancer Center

Sandra K. Weller, Ph.D.

Sandra K. Weller, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Chair of Molecular Biology and Biophysics
UConn Health, University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3205
uchc.edu

I received my Ph.D. in 1980 with Dr. Howard Temin at the McArdle Lab at the UW-Madison. I am a University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Chair of Molecular Biology and Biophysics. I have been on the faculty at the University of Connecticut Health Center since 1984, and my laboratory works on Herpes Simplex Virus, a major pathogen responsible for oral, genital and sight threatening ocular infections in immune-competent adults and even more severe infections in individuals with compromised immune systems. My laboratory studies many aspects of the virus life cycle including virus-host interactions, viral DNA replication/recombination and capsid assembly and encapsidation of viral genomes. I also serve as President of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Technology (CASE) and am active in teaching and mentoring at the local as well as national level.

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