Karen "Karen" Duus, Ph.D.

Karen Duus
Basic Sciences
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Dr. Karen M. Duus earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology from The University of Iowa in 1996. She completed two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, NC studying HIV pathogenesis and oral carriage of Kaposis Sarcoma-Associated Herpes Virus (HHV-8). Dr. Duus joined the faculty of the Center for Immunology & Microbial Disease at Albany Medical College (Albany, NY) in 2004 where she investigated HIV interactions with CD4+ T cells, and developed an interest in vaccine development and hybridoma monoclonal antibody reagents. She also taught microbiology and immunology to medical and graduate students. In 2014, Dr. Duus joined the faculty of the TUN Basic Sciences Department where she teaches immunology and microbiology in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies and Masters in Health Sciences programs, and pursues several research interests.

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1990
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology - Virology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1996