Alison McBride, Ph.D.

Chief, DNA Tumor Virus Section

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B.Sc., University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Ph.D., Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Imperial College, UK

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Dr. McBride received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Molecular Biology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Imperial College, England, studying Epstein-Barr virus. She began working on human and other papillomaviruses as a postdoctoral fellow in the National Cancer Institute and joined NIAID in 1994. She became a senior investigator in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases in 2000, and a section chief in 2001. Dr. McBride is also adjunct faculty, a member of the Virology Graduate Program at the University of Maryland. She is a fellow, American Academy of Microbiology; Section Editor, PLOS Pathogens; and Editor, Virology.