Roshell Muir, PhD, is a former postdoctoral research fellow who worked in infectious diseases and HIV medicine in the lab of Dr. Elias El Haddad. She is now a senior research associate at the College of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, with expertise in immunology studies and project management that straddle the fields of basic science and applied clinical research. She has authored many publications in her field, with a focus on how specialized cell subsets in the follicles can be targeted for novel vaccines against HIV and other viral infections.
In addition to her scientific pursuits, Dr. Muir has a great interest in highlighting gender, racial and ethnic disparities in science and medicine and has published several articles on well-being, equality of opportunities for underrepresented groups in academic medicine, and equality of patient access to clinical trials; she also serves as an advisory committee member for a recently awarded NIH R01 study on gender inequity in the biomedical field. She is actively involved with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), and currently serves as the president-elect of the Philadelphia Chapter, where she has held multiple leadership positions on the Executive Board for the past four years.
Dr. Muir also co-founded and served on the Executive Board of the Drexel Postdoctoral Association. She served as a representative on the DUCOM Women in Medicine and Science Committee, which promotes professional development for women staff and faculty, and was an integral member of the planning committee for the annual Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS), which focuses on gender equity in medicine, science and leadership. Dr. Muir was selected as a recipient of the 2022 AWIS Meridian Award, which recognizes mid-career professionals who are strong leaders, innovative thinkers and are committed to inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility. She was named as an emerging staff leader in 2021 by the College of Medicine's Office of Faculty and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.