Michael L. Freeman, Ph.D.

Mike Freeman is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Pathology. He earned a B.S. in Microbiology from Clemson University followed by a Ph.D. in Molecular Virology and Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh, studying herpesvirus immunology under the mentorship of Dr. Robert L. Hendricks. Dr. Freeman received postdoctoral training at the Trudeau Institute (Drs. Marcia A. Blackman and David L. Woodland), Cleveland Clinic (Dr. Booki Min), and CWRU (Dr. Michael M. Lederman). He has been at CWRU since 2014 and an Assistant Professor since January 2020. Dr. Freeman has a long-standing interest in understanding how chronic viral infections modulate T cell immunity and immunopathology. Currently his research focuses on how activated T cells contribute to cardiovascular disease risk in HIV and cytomegalovirus infections and beyond.

Freeman Lab, February 2018. L to R: Bonnie Chen, Steve Morris, Soumya Panigrahi, Mike Freeman