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Karen Kormuth

Dr. Karen Kormuth is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Bethany College in Bethany, WV. Dr. Kormuth’s current research focus is on the effect of changing seasonal weather patterns on the rates of influenza infections each flu season. Dr. Kormuth began her training at Washington & Jefferson College, where she completed research in avian ecology and received a B.A. in Cell/Molecular Biology in 2010. After college, she received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University’s Mellon College of Science in 2016. Dr. Kormuth completed her postdoctoral training in 2019 studying influenza virology and transmission under the guidance of Dr. Seema Lakdawala at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics.

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Staying Alive: Tips for Air-Liquid Interface Cultures

Staying Alive: Tips for Air-Liquid Interface Cultures

By Karen Kormuth | November 21, 2019

What Is Air-Liquid Interface Culture? Long gone are the days where scientists had to rely on 2D cultures of immortalized cell lines to learn principles of human biology. Today, we have a variety of cell culture systems that come closer than ever before to mimicking the structure and function of our body’s organs. One example…

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