Department of Bio-Medical Sciences - PCOM Georgia
Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology and Forensic Medicine

Valerie E. Cadet, PhD


Office: 678-225-7574
Publications and Selected Works

Valerie E. Cadet is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her PhD in infectious diseases studying the basic virology and immunology of orthopoxviruses. She utilized genome-wide RNA interference screening, small molecule library screening and a murine animal model to examine the modulation of poxvirus replication and viral gene expression along with target identification and validation for potential therapeutic interventions.

  • Education

    • PhD, Infectious Diseases, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2012
    • BS, Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2003
  • Research

    Dr. Cadet’s current research interests lie in the identification and characterization of antibiotic-producing microbes obtained from soil; the modulation of coagulation by influenza virus; vaccine efficacy, complications and perceptions; and more broadly, novel approaches to the treatment of Type 1 diabetes and hypothyroid disease. Her teaching focuses primarily on the immune system, mechanisms of host defense, virology, bacteriology and general microbiological therapeutic interventions.

  • Memberships

    She is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Immunologists, American Society for Virology, American Society for Microbiology, and the International Association of Medical Science Educators.

  • Other

    Volunteer and Leadership Activities
    • Associate Editor, MOJ Immunology (MOJI), Med Crave Group
    • School Council Representative, Local Middle School, Gwinnett County
    • Educational Legislative Chair, Local High School, Gwinnett County
    • Judge, Science and Engineering Fairs, local and statewide