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Blossom Damania, PhD

As one of the world’s leading virology investigators, Damania’s research focuses on the pathogenesis of oncogenic viruses. Her achievements include more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, many in top journals including Science, PNAS, Cell Host Microbe, and Cancer Research.

Damania has been awarded a number of honors over the years. She was named a Kavli Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, an American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Gertrude B. Elion Research Scholar, a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar, a Burroughs Wellcome Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, a V Foundation for Cancer Research Scholar, a Dolph O. Adams awardee of the Society for Leukocyte Biology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. She also received a 2005 Jefferson-Pilot Award in Faculty Medicine and the 2008 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. Damania serves as a senior editor on multiple scientific journals and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences across the United States and abroad.