Finding the next step

“…I knew I was coming to a place with great people.”

Blossom Damania has been pursuing ambitious questions her entire research career, including the 16 years she’s been at the UNC School of Medicine and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

How do certain viruses alter the workings of otherwise healthy cells to convert them into cancer cells? Why do some people with oncogenic viruses get cancer while others do not?

Now, in her new role as the medical school’s vice dean for research, the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology is considering one more: what’s next?

And she’ll have plenty of help to find the answer.

“Our scientists span many diverse disciplines and everyone is so helpful and collaborative,” she said.

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