Samuel Speck, PhD


Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Emory University School of Medicine
Professor, Emory Vaccine Center
Emory University
Investigator, Emory Center for AIDS Research
Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics


Samuel Speck, PhD, serves as Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Emory University School of Medicine, Professor at Emory Vaccine Center, Investigator at Emory Center for Aids Research, Director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and Chairman of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at Emory University. Dr. Speck is also an Eminent Scholar of the Georgia Research Alliance. He is a member of the Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.


Dr. Speck earned his PhD from Northwestern University.


Dr. Speck's research focuses on the pathogenesis of the gammaherpesviruses, which are associated with the development of lymphomas and several other types of cancers. These viruses establish a chronic infection in the host, and Dr. Speck seeks to understand how virus infection is maintained and what factors predispose some infected individuals to develop cancer.


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