Karen Peterson McKinnon

Research Assistant Professor Microbiology/Immunology

Research Assistant Professor Microbiology/Immunology

Karen was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Salem College before obtaining her Ph.D at Bowman Grey School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in the department of Microbiology and Immunology. She is our lab problem solver and helps to translate the needs of clinical studies into what can be done practically and efficiently.

She is driven by a passion for science in which ‘the truth is continuously revealed.’ She is fascinated at looking at the same problems from different angles to increase what we can learn from it.

When not at work she enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and walking her dogs along the Eno River. She is also on the Board of the Transgeneral Conference, the Quaker organizing assembly for the United States.

  • Phone Number

    919-843-6080 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Marsico Hall, Room 5211

    125 Mason Farm Rd. CB# 7295

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599