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Maureen Ferran, Ph.D

Associate Professor
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences

3139 Center for Bioscience Education and Technology

Teaching: Dr. Ferran teaches several courses including Virology, Infectious Disease: Impact on Society and Culture, and Eukaryotic Gene Regulation and Disease.

Research Interests: Her research lab focuses on the development of viruses as a cancer therapy and as a molecular tool to understand innate immunity and age-related diseases. Studies in her lab also investigate the use of imaging agents to detect and target breast cancer.

Current Students

Current Lab Members
Current Lab Members


Over 80 students have worked in the Ferran lab. The most recent graduates are listed below.
  • Theresa Clark
  • Steven Dang: PhD Student at SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Tanya Zeigler: M.S student, RIT
  • Collen Cole: Software V&V Scientist at QuidelOrtho
  • Thomas Russell: M.S. in Bioinformatics, RIT. Senior Project Lead at Phillips Pharma Solutions.
  • Antonella Masciotti Sanchez: Research Associate II at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Margo McBrearty: Associate Scientist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Connor McGrath: Associate Scientist in Virology, Enanta Pharmaceuticals
  • Jo Melita: Research Associate II at eGenesis, Inc.
  • Iqraa Priyata: Research Associate, Process Development Team at Affini-T Therapeutics
  • Imani Stone: MSc in Brain and Mind Sciences, University College London.
  • Madhusudan Rajendran: M.S in Bioinformatics, RIT.
  • Alaa Abdelmageed Ahmed: Ph.D. program, University of Rochester, Virology
  • Amanda Weiss: Ph.D. program, University of Penn, Genetics
  • Melissa Barton: Ph.D. program, University of Penn, Genetics
  • Callie Donahue: Ph.D. program, Boston University, Virology
  • Rachel Becker
  • Alec Freyn: Ph.D. in Virology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Senior Scientist in Virology at Moderna.
  • Cody Hastings: Ph.D. in Microbiology, Binghamton University. Upstream Process Development Scientist at LOTTE BIOLOGICS
  • Lan Cantrell: Supervisor Investigations at Regeneron

  • Mariah Baldwin: Laboratory Assistant, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology

  • Rohana Ramalingam: Ph.D. student, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences
  • Micon Garvilles: Ph.D. student, Molecular and Cellular Medicine at University of Oxford
  • Kaitlin Marquis: Ph.D in Virology from UPENN. Currently working at the Chen Zuckerburg Biohub