David Dunigan Promoted to Research Professor
David Dunigan was promoted to Research Professor in July 2014. He received a BS in life sciences/chemistry from the University of Southern Indiana in 1977 and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Connecticut in 1985. He then did postdoctoral research at Cornell University with Milton Zaitlin. In 1990 he took an Assistant Professor position in the Biology Department at the University of South Florida studying programmed cell death in virus-infected plants. He then spent about two years working with William Dawson at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center and two years at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Dunigan joined the University of Nebraka-Lincoln in 2000 as a Research Assistant Professor. He is a member of a team whose research is focused on chloroviruses, members of a group of viruses collectively known as “giant viruses” and is studying the role of algal viruses in aquatic systems.