Tori Baxter received her BS degree in Genetics and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in laboratory animal medicine and her PhD in viral immunology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016, where she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and serves as the Biocontainment Veterinarian and Head of Animal Health Surveillance for the Division of Comparative Medicine. Her lab studies the pathogenesis and host immune response to emerging infectious diseases, particularly the interplay between protective and pathogenic mechanisms of the immune response to viral infection.