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Rosemary Rochford

Rosemary Rochford

Rosemary Rochford received her PhD in virology at the University of California, Irvine. She has held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at SUNY Upstate Medical University and leadership positions (Chair and Vice President for Research) at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is currently a Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. Her research focuses on studying how viruses can cause disease. Her major interest is on Epstein-Barr virus and how it can cause Burkitt lymphoma. Rochford's research has been funded through NIH since 1997. She has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and reviews.

A virologist explains polio’s history as fears of a resurgence grow

By: - September 8, 2022

Fears of polio gripped the U.S. in the mid-20th century. Parents were afraid to send their children to birthday parties, public pools or any place where children mingled. Children in wheelchairs served as a stark reminder of the ravages of the disease. To prevent polio outbreaks, government officials used tactics now familiar in the era […]