Principal Investigator; University of California, Berkeley
Britt Glaunsinger is a Professor and Class of 1963 Endowed Chair in the Departments of Plant and Microbial Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California Berkeley, as well as an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Arizona and her Ph.D. from the department of Molecular Virology at Baylor College of Medicine. It was during her postdoctoral training at the University of California San Francisco that she began to explore how oncogenic herpesviruses manipulate the cellular gene expression landscape, a topic her group continues to study. Dr. Glaunsinger is the recipient of the Howard Temin Career Development Award, the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award, the W.M. Keck Foundation Distinguished Young Scholars Award, the UC Berkeley Prytanean Faculty Award, and the 2018 UC Berkeley Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award for excellence in graduate mentorship. Her lab is broadly interested in RNA-based regulation of gene expression, and well as how gammaherpesviruses interface with and hijack cellular pathways that control RNA synthesis and fate.