The Institute for Molecular Virology fosters a collegial and highly interactive community of virologists, which provides a very attractive atmosphere in which to recruit new virologists to the University of Minnesota. Virologists, particularly senior faculty, are looking for the added value of joining an institution that provides the infrastructure for fostering and encouraging interactions among virus researchers that can be viewed by the recruit as the type of collegial environment that can enhance their research program through new interactions and collaborations. In this regard, the IMV has aided other AHC units in virology faculty recruitment and retention, as well as aided in stimulating new initiatives and new scholarly productivity in the form of grants and publications resulting from an interactive and collegial environment. Such activity helps to emphasize the vibrant and active research community of virus researchers that is particularly attractive to faculty being recruited to the IMV and the UMN.
Additional organizations: University of Minnesota Physicians; University of Minnesota Medical Center; Deborah. E. Powell Center for Women's Health; Women's Cancer Research Program; Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health (OBGYN)
Research expertise: HPV-induced carcinogenesis, molecular therapeutics for cervical cancer and gynecologic oncology clinical trials.