Karen Moulton is senior laboratory manager with M.S. level training in biochemistry and molecular biology. She received a B.A. from Macalester College in Biology, followed by graduate school studies at Northeastern University in Biochemistry, with an emphasis in virological studies of Epstein-Barr Virus. At USM she is the research Laboratory Manager in the Duboise Molecular Virology Laboratory. Karen directs the electron microscopy (EM) laboratory operations, and is extensively involved in managing and mentoring collaborative research programs. Karen provides management and mentoring in research compliance, laboratory safety, laboratory record keeping, and the sound practice of laboratory operations.