Research PersonnelUpdated: September 2nd, 2012
Hank Balfour, M.D. Principal Investigator of Clinical Virology Programs and the University of Minnesota International Center for Antiviral Research and Epidemiology. Dr. Balfour is a professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the Department of Pediatrics. He is also Medical Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory. In 2008 he was elected to the AHC Academy for Excellence in Health Research in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments at the University of Minnesota.
Kristin Hogquist, Ph.D. Co-investigator and Immunologist. Dr. Hogquist is a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. She has a basic research lab in the Center for Immunology and is renowned for her work on lymphocyte development and function.
Richard Brundage, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Forecasting Drug Response with specific research interests in the biomedical modeling of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic systems. Dr. Brundage is an associate professor in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy.
David (Max) Schmeling. Member of the Clinical Virology Research Laboratory staff. Max has experience in multiple laboratory disciplines at the University of Minnesota and other hospital labs. He has worked in the area of virology for the past 13 years at the University of Minnesota.
Beth Dosland Mullan R.N. Research Nurse Clinician. Beth completed her nursing degree at Winona State University. She joined the Clinical Virology Programs team in September of 2007 and has many years of research experience with the Pulmonary Medicine Dept. at the University of Minnesota. She also worked for the University as a Lung Transplant Coordinator for many years.
Julie Ed, RN, BA. Research Nurse Clinician. Julie joined Clinical Virology Programs in September of 2008 and has years of research experience at the University of Minnesota. She also worked at the University as the ALS Program Nurse in the Department of Neurology for many years.
Jennifer Knight Member of the Clinical Virology Research Laboratory staff. Jen received her B.A. at Carleton College and hopes to apply for medical school in the future. Before joining the virology research staff she spent two years investigating yeast genetics at her college.
Matt Edman Data / Technical Support Manager. Matt is currently working towards a degree in computer science. Matt joined the program in 2010 and is currently managing the data for several Clinical Virology Programs protocols, maintaining the Clinical Virology Programs website, and is providing support for the Lab and Clinical Information System (LCIS).
Jennifer Grimm Member of the Clinical Virology Research Laboratory staff. She is currently working toward a B.A in Child Psychology with plans of medical school in the future. Jenn has been part of the Clinical Virology Programs since April 2011.
Angie Tsuei is currently working in Clinical Virology Research and has been with the program for approximately 2 years. She is double majoring in Microbiology and English and plans on attending medical school upon graduation.
Emma Filtz joined our program in April 2012. She is a premed who is splitting her time between the clinical virology research clinic and the virology research lab.