Carmen BedfordCarmen recently completed her PhD in Virology at Cardiff University, which explored the role of RL13 in HCMV Pathogenesis. Previously, she studied for a BSc in Medical Genetics at Swansea University. During her time at Swansea, the Microbiology Society awarded her the Undergraduate Microbiology Prize for 2013. Upon graduation in 2014, she was awarded the Graduates’ Prize in Genetics. Carmen is focused on creating a future in which effective and safe therapies are available for all.