Department of Microbiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Dr. Schoggins received his Ph.D. in 2007 from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and recently joined the faculty in the Department of Microbiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His current efforts are aimed at understanding the mechanisms of action of individual interferon stimulated genes that are otherwise uncharacterized. He is also interested in response of these genes against non-viral pathogens, such as bacteria and fungi, as well as species specific aspects of antiviral immunity. This ongoing work will further solidify our understanding of how the highly pleiotropic interferon system helps orchestrate innate defenses. Taking advantage of these naturally occurring virus inhibitors may be an effective strategy for future development of novel drugs to treat human viral diseases. Dr. Schoggins was elected as the ICIS Secretary for 2018 – 2020.