Dr. Goodman comes to WSU from the University of Miami where he researches the innate immune response to virus infection using the fruit fly as a model. He earned a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2007 and studied influenza virus pathogenesis. Before going to Miami, Dr. Goodman was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología in Madrid, Spain. There he collaborated to develop a universal influenza virus vaccine (and learn about Spanish soccer!). Through his research, teaching, and mentoring of post-doctoral students, Dr. Goodman’s goal is to improve human health by better understanding disease. Dr. Goodman first became interested in science as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University. He was inspired by the “Light and Life” seminar his first semester and was mentored by a professor who helped him receive a research assistantship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Born in New York City and raised in Utica, New York, Dr. Goodman is a die-hard Yankees fan.