Center for Vaccines and Immunology, Department of Infectious Diseases
Graduate Student, Tompkins Lab

Dawne Haas (Rowe) completed her undergraduate studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. After graduation, she remained at the university as a biological scientist in the Isern-Michael lab studying antivirals, vaccine development and the molecular evolution of flaviviruses. Spare time centered on volunteering at a local wildlife refuge center (C.R.O.W), the Florida Panther Refuge and a small animal Emergency and Referral Center.


In 2012, Dawne was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. While attending the University of Georgia, she became President of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA). Following graduation, Dawne practiced small animal veterinary medicine just outside of Athens, Georgia. In 2018 she joined the Tompkins lab as part of the PhD degree program in Comparative Biomedical Sciences (PhD-CBS)

Research Interests

  • The effects of influenza coinfection on microbiome composition and disease pathogenesis in the ferret model

Selected Publications


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