Timothy Foster, PhD Timothy Foster, PhD, earned his BS in Microbiology/Zoology and Biochemistry/Psychology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1995.  He continued at LSU and completed his PhD studies in Veterinary Medical Sciences/Biochemistry in 1999.  Dr. Foster’s postdoctoral studies at LSU were in the field of Molecular Virology.  At the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Dr. Foster is an Associate Professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology, the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, the Gene Therapy Program, and the Louisiana Vaccine Center. Dr. Foster’s lab investigates cellular and molecular virus-host interactions that function to modulate host antiviral responses. Dr. Foster’s research aims to understand the mechanisms by which viruses, especially Herpesviruses, evade the host innate and adaptive immune responses, thereby, enabling the establishment of a lifelong persistent infection.