Joyce Sweeney – NoroCORE Food Virology

Joyce Sweeney

Joyce Sweeney
Ph.D., Biochemistry
Georgia State University
Advisor: Dr. Suri Iyer

Joyce obtained her undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Vanderbilt University, upon which she was gainfully employed in the financial sector. Realizing her true passions were in science, she quit her job to pursue a career in research. Her current interests include the detection and culture of noroviruses. The overall objective of her project is to utilize HBGA glycans for norovirus detection and growth. This work will lead to the development of microarrays using characterized glycopolymers for detection and differentiation of norovirus strains. Joyce has been described as a very hard worker whose talents will be very useful to move the field of norovirus research forward.