Samantha Courtney

Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

About Samantha

Samantha is a PhD student currently rotating through labs. She first developed an interest in finding effective vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for infectious diseases while working at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a post-bachelor’s student. There, she contributed to influenza and COVID-19 diagnostic development as well as equine encephalitis virus vaccine approaches. She hopes to further explore host-pathogen interactions during her lab rotations. When she’s not in the lab, Samantha likes to read thriller novels, practice yoga, and explore new restaurants and breweries with friends and family.


B.S. Biology, University of Tampa, 2019