Dr. Paula Cannon


Dr. Paula Cannon is currently a Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Cannon obtained both her B.Sc. in Microbiology and Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Liverpool. She then went on to do post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Oxford University in the fields of HIV and gene therapy.

She is a very active faculty member at the Keck School of Medicine. She is the president of the Keck School of Medicine Faculty Council, a researcher in the USC Institute for Emerging Pathogens and Immune Diseases, and teacher of medical and graduate students.

Faculty Appointments:

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, USC Keck School of Medicine, 1996-2000
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Uniformed Services University, 2001-2002
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine, 2003-2008
Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, USC Keck School of Medicine, 2008-2015
Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, USC Keck School of Medicine, 2015-Present

Honors and Awards:

Jonathan Lax Memorial Lecture, Wistar Institute, 2012
Norman P. Salzman Memorial Virology Symposium, 2012
Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC), 2012-present
International AIDS Society, Towards a Cure committee, 2012-present
AIDS Molecular & Cell Biology NIH study section, 2009-2012
Organizer, Cold Spring Harbor Retroviruses meeting, 2012


Member, American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy
Member, American Society for Microbiology