Team

Faculty Photo

Center Director and Professor

Grant McFadden

Center Director and Professor, Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy

Dr. Grant McFadden received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1975, from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.  He has held previous faculty positions at the University of Alberta, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Florida and was a visiting sabbatical Professor at Harvard Medical School. He was awarded a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Molecular Virology in 2001 and in 2005 he was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Scholarship. He was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2004, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2005 and the American Academy of Microbiology in 2007. Dr. McFadden is currently a Professor at Arizona State University and is the Director of the Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy (B-CIVV).  He is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal PLoS Pathogens, a Senior Editor at Journal of Virology, and was the President of the American Society for Virology 2015-16. Dr. McFadden's lab studies how poxviruses that cause immunosuppression interact with the host immune system. The McFadden lab pioneered the field of viral immune subversion (also called "anti-immunology"), and is credited with the discovery of a wide spectrum of virus-derived inhibitors of the immune system. His lab also investigates host-virus tropism, and the deployment of poxviruses for oncolytic virotherapy for the treatment of cancer, particularly with a rabbit-specific poxvirus called myxoma virus (MYXV). He is also currently developing human clinical trials that exploit virotherapy with MYXV to improve hematopoietic stem cell transplantation therapies for cancer, in collaboration with a biotech company called DNAtrix. To date, McFadden has published over 340 scientific papers and reviews.

+ READ MORE

C Athena Aktipis
C Athena Aktipis
Asst Professor
Psychology
Faculty Member
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Faculty Member
Biodesign BSS
Farizah Ali
Farizah Ali
Student Worker IV
School of Molecular Sciences
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Alec Andersen
Alec Andersen
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Nicole Appel
Nicole Appel
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Erika Arch
Erika Arch
Administrative Specialist
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Staff
Biodesign CAT
Charles Arntzen
Charles Arntzen
Faculty Member
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Jennifer Barrila
Jennifer Barrila
Assistant Research Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Joli Bastin
Joli Bastin
Research Technician
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Heather Bean
Heather Bean
Asst Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Associate Faculty
Biodesign Fundamental & Applie
Associate Faculty
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Emanuel Becquer
Emanuel Becquer
Student Worker IV
School of Molecular Sciences
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Joseph Blattman
Joseph Blattman
Associate Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
James Bonner
James Bonner
Research Technician
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Sara Bulson
Sara Bulson
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Joshua Carmen
Joshua Carmen
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Yung Chang
Yung Chang
Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Neelam Chaudhary
Neelam Chaudhary
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Qiang Chen
Qiang Chen
Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Esther Cheng
Esther Cheng
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
John Christie
John Christie
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Alice Contreras
Alice Contreras
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
Rebecca Cook
Rebecca Cook
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Samantha Cotsmire
Samantha Cotsmire
Grad Service Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Richard Davis
Richard Davis
Research Specialist Sr
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Roslyn Dermody
Roslyn Dermody
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Andy Diamos
Andy Diamos
Grad Intern
Sols Graduate Programs
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Mario Rui Dias Abrantes
Mario Rui Dias Abrantes
Associate Research Technologist
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Julia Disabella
Julia Disabella
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Courtney Dubois
Courtney Dubois
Research Specialist
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Adrian Esqueda
Adrian Esqueda
Grad Service Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Bereket Estifanos
Bereket Estifanos
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Staff
Applied Structural Discovery
Karla Franco
Karla Franco
Grad Service Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Lina Franco Achury
Lina Franco Achury
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Lingchen Fu
Lingchen Fu
Associate Research Scientist
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Tong Fu
Tong Fu
Research Specialist Sr
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Jazmin Galvan
Jazmin Galvan
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Sandhya Gangaraju
Sandhya Gangaraju
Research Specialist Prin
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Honor Glenn
Honor Glenn
Research Scientist
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Ami Gutierrez-Jensen
Ami Gutierrez-Jensen
Research Technician
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Maryl Harris
Maryl Harris
SWII, Office Assistant
Pavilion - Memorial Union
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Shelley Haydel
Shelley Haydel
Associate Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Kathryn Hesser
Kathryn Hesser
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Rachel Hickey
Rachel Hickey
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Megan Hodges
Megan Hodges
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Brenda Hogue
Brenda Hogue
Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
Henry Hogue
Henry Hogue
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Ian Hogue
Ian Hogue
Assistant Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Wesley Hoyland
Wesley Hoyland
Student Lab Aide
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Joseph Hunter
Joseph Hunter
Grad Teaching Associate
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Jonathan Hurtado
Jonathan Hurtado
Grad Research Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Natalie Iannuzo
Natalie Iannuzo
Student Worker II
Sols Administration & Faculty
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Bertram Jacobs
Bertram Jacobs
Director (FSC) & Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Faculty Member
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson
Management Intern
Sols Administration & Faculty
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Kylee Jones
Kylee Jones
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Collin Jugler
Collin Jugler
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Latha Kannan
Latha Kannan
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Karen Kibler
Karen Kibler
Assistant Research Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Jacquelyn Kilbourne
Jacquelyn Kilbourne
Veterinary Technical Coordinator
Dept Animal Care Technologies
Staff
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Olivia King
Olivia King
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Wei Kong
Wei Kong
Associate Research Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Sara Koroli
Sara Koroli
Tutor
UASP Tempe
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Sai Kottapalli
Sai Kottapalli
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
Student Research Lab Aide
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Douglas Lake
Douglas Lake
Assoc Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Associate Faculty
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Associate Faculty
Personalized Diagnostics
Jeffrey Langland
Jeffrey Langland
Assistant Research Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Ana Lemos de Matos
Ana Lemos de Matos
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Jacob Licko
Jacob Licko
Student Lab Assistant
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Alexandra Lucas
Alexandra Lucas
Professor of Practice
Personalized Diagnostics
Associate Faculty
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Evelyn Luna
Evelyn Luna
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Jason Maarsingh
Jason Maarsingh
Grad Service Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Richard Mahoney
Richard Mahoney
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Carlo Maley
Carlo Maley
Associate Professor
Biodesign BSS
Associate Faculty
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Joseph Mamola
Joseph Mamola
Tutor
UASP Tempe
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Kavita Manhas
Kavita Manhas
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Hugh Mason
Hugh Mason
Associate Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Lawrence Matiski
Lawrence Matiski
Student Research Lab Aide
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Grant McFadden
Grant McFadden
Center Director & Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Matthew McFadden
Matthew McFadden
Research Lab Technician
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Rebecca Mello
Rebecca Mello
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Meagan Moore
Meagan Moore
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Tsafrir Mor
Tsafrir Mor
Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Cheryl Nickerson
Cheryl Nickerson
Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Mary Pardhe
Mary Pardhe
Grad Service Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Michael Pauly
Michael Pauly
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Masmudur Rahman
Masmudur Rahman
Associate Research Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Allen Ramollari
Allen Ramollari
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Ryan Rodriguez Del Villar
Ryan Rodriguez Del Villar
Research Technician
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Kenneth Roland
Kenneth Roland
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Louis Schoettle
Louis Schoettle
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Jagdev Sharma
Jagdev Sharma
Associate Faculty
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Yixin Shi
Yixin Shi
Assoc Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Associate Faculty
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Maya Shrikant
Maya Shrikant
Recruiting Assistant
Barrett Honors College
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Sambhavi Subramanian
Sambhavi Subramanian
Grad Service Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Haiyan Sun
Haiyan Sun
Research Specialist Sr
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Mateusz Szczerba
Mateusz Szczerba
Grad Service Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Ammar Tanveer
Ammar Tanveer
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Lino Ernesto TORRES DOMINGUEZ
Lino Ernesto TORRES DOMINGUEZ
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Daniel Tuse
Daniel Tuse
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Peaches Ulrich
Peaches Ulrich
Grad Research Associate
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Graduate Student
Personalized Diagnostics
Azeez Usman
Azeez Usman
Student Lab Aide II
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Ian Vicino
Ian Vicino
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Nancy Villa
Nancy Villa
Assistant Research Professor
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Robert Waters
Robert Waters
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Kevin Whaley
Kevin Whaley
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Mary Wheeler
Mary Wheeler
Business Operations Specialist
Research Operations
Staff
Biodesign CAT
Staff
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Jacqueline Williams
Jacqueline Williams
Grad Service Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Jiseon Yang
Jiseon Yang
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Larry Zeitlin
Larry Zeitlin
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Jeffrey Zhao
Jeffrey Zhao
Undergraduate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy