We interviewed the Principal Investigators (PIs) responsible for leading each of the CIVICs Centers as part of a two-part interview series. In the first part of each interview, we focused on learning a little bit about the Center PIs, and in the second part, we asked each PI to introduce us to their Center.
In this article, we interviewed the Co-PI for the Center for Influenza Vaccine Research for High-Risk Populations (CIVR-HRP), Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can see our previous interview with CIVR-HRP PI, Ted Ross, here.
What is one thing on your Bucket List?
I want to work with Elodie Ghedin, PhD. Dr. Ghedin is a senior investigator at NIAID’s Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, and in addition to her interesting research, she is also a very funny person.
What is your favorite thing to do around town?
Currently, I am located in Memphis, Tennessee, and the best thing to do around town is eat pizza.
Are you a morning person or a night person?
What was your childhood dream job?
I have always been interested in biology, but originally I wanted to become a marine biologist.
Who is your favorite film director?
Quentin Tarantino – [editors note: who happens to be from Tennessee]