Stacia’s research interests in the Young lab focus on the design, development, and improvement of recombinant viral vectors for use in neuro-specific applications and gene therapy. Specific interests include the design and production of helper-dependent adenoviruses, the use of recombineering approaches to generate viral libraries, and investigation of strategies to modulate virus tropism.
Stacia Phillips Ormsby received her Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Microbiology from the University of Iowa in 2001. In 2007, she entered the graduate program in Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Minnesota, earning her Ph.D. in 2012 for research focused on the molecular mechanisms of human cytomegalovirus assembly. She then conducted her post-doctoral work at Duke University in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, studying host cell factors involved in dengue virus replication.