News and Events

Upcoming Events:



Recent News:

  • October 2022: The 22nd Prem S. Paul Symposium in Virology was a great success, thanks to our visiting speakers for a great day!

  • October 2022: Polash Ghosh joined the lab our second Department of Biochemistry PhD rotation student

Prior Events

  • Dr. Crawford presented at these September seminars at UNL - thank you for joining us

    • September 8: Complex Biosystems seminar series: Viral Control of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Fate

    • September 9: College of Engineering 2022-2023 Biomedical Engineering seminar series: Building Better Bone Marrow: Using Chronic Viral Infection to Determine Stem Cell Biology

  • August 2022: Alondra Torres joined the lab as the inaugural Department of Biochemistry PhD rotation student

  • July 2022: Kamryn Pfenning joined the lab as a Research Technician

  • The lab was recently awarded a Layman Award for a seed project titled: "Beta-herpesvirus (HHV-6) control of T-cell differentiation", news article here.

Emily Hogg presenting at the 2022 Summer Research Symposium on her UL6 work through the UNL UCARE program. August 5, 2022.

Mary Helms presenting at the 2022 Summer Research Symposium on her US18 work through the UNL USREV program. August 5, 2022.

  • June 2022: Emily Hogg is joining the lab for a UNL-sponsored research project through the UCARE program

  • June 2022: Mary Helms is joining the lab through the Undergraduate Summer Research Experience in Virology, a UNL- and NCV-sponsored REU summer program.

  • April 27, 2022: Kamryn Pfenning presented her work on TMC1 and USH1G during cCMV infection at the Nebraska Weselyan Student Research Symposium


  • March 2022: Emily Hogg was awarded a UCARE fellowship from UNL to study HCMV UL6 for summer 2022.

  • March 2022: Dr. Crawford was featured on the Latency Session panel discussion at the 2022 Annual CMV Workshop (held virtually)


  • January 31, 2022: Dr. Crawford was featured in the IANR Faculty Spotlight.

  • January 2022: the first groups of undergraduate researchers have joined the lab. Welcome everyone! Details can be found on our members page with content in progress with permission.

Lab set up: how it started....

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how it's going

New students welcome beginning January 2022

graduate student rotations (current students) available for 3rd rotation in January 2022,

new students please apply for Fall 2022 openings here: https://biochem.unl.edu/graduate-program

Spring 2022 undergraduate positions are full. Undergraduates welcome to apply for openings beginning summer 2022 - including UCARE projects

Lab opening August 2021

Lab located in Morrison Life Sciences Center

MOLR 230


Setup and deliveries in progress. Thank you to the Wood lab for donations of extra bottles and assorted other things!


International Herpesvirus Workshop

August 2-6, 2021