Dr. Paula Traktman
Dr. Paula Traktman is a noted virologist and dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Hirschmann Endowed Professor, Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to her leadership role at MUSC, Dr. Traktman heads a research lab that is investigating vaccinia, a close relative of the smallpox virus. She has served on editorial boards of virology journals and on National Institutes of Health grant review panels. She also served as president of the American Society of Virology.