Crystal Boudreaux

Crystal Boudreaux, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Crystal Boudreaux's research interests include innate and adaptive immune responses to viral infection and molecular virology. In the McDonald Lab, she uses her molecular virology training to answer questions that address understanding the mechanism of gene reassortment in rotaviruses.

Education and Training

  • Mississippi State University: Ph.D., Microbiology
  • Nicholls State University: B.S., Biology

Previous Positions

Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, Dr. Karen Coats: Placental Immunopathology in the FIV-infected Cat Model

Awards and Honors

  • McCleskey Award, Best oral presentation by a doctoral student, South Central Branch American Society for Microbiology (2011)
  • Outstanding Research Assistant of the Year, Mississippi State University, Department of Biological Sciences (2009-2010)
  • Strawinski Award, Best oral presentation by a master’s student, South Central Branch American Society for Microbiology (2009)
  • Donald Zacharias Teaching Assistant of the Year – Master’s Level, Graduate Student Association, Mississippi State University (2008)
  • Strawinski Award, Best oral presentation by a master’s student, South Central Branch American Society for Microbiology (2007)
  • Second Place Abstract Award, Nicholls State University Research Week (2006)

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