- Early career investigator
Megan Culler Freeman, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Kentucky, and then earned her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Vanderbilt University, where she studied the cell biology of coronavirus infection. She completed her Pediatrics Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh as part of the Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PedSDP). During Fellowship, she worked with Carolyn Coyne, PhD, investigating enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). The Freeman lab is interested in the pathogenesis and cell biology of RNA viruses and advanced tissue modeling, with a current focus on EV-D68 and the pathogenesis of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).
Education & Training
BS, Agricultural Biotechnology, University of Kentucky, 2008
PhD, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, 2014
MD, Vanderbilt University, 2016
Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2016-2018
Fellowship in Pediatrics Infectious Disease, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2018-2022