Justine Liepkalns attended Eckerd College for her Bachelor’s in French and Biology. She received her Master’s in Biology from Tufts University in 2005 and her Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis from Emory University in 2012. She has since worked as an immunology researcher at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the Influenza Division. Currently, she is a post doctoral fellow in the Fellowships and Science Teaching (FIRST) program at Emory University (an IRACDA program funded by NIH) and works in a flu lab in the Microbiology and Immunology Department (School of Medicine). She is also an instructor in the Emory Biology Department and the principal investigator of an undergraduate student project on ebola detection.