Michael Emerman is a Member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an Affiliate Professor in Microbiology at the University of Washington. His lab studies the molecular and cellular biology of HIV including viral accessory proteins and host restriction factors. He and his collaborator, Harmit Malik of the FHCRC, advanced the concept of “Paleovirology” as a tool to understand how evolutionary patterns in host defense genes were driven by ancient viral infections and have modern consequences. His lab has used this approach to characterize the interface between host and viral proteins, to predict antiviral activities in host proteins, and to describe the ancient origins of HIV-1. Additional details at: http:,,research.fhcrc.org,emerman,en.html, n Emerman was awarded the “McDougal Mentoring Award by the Student and Postdocs Association at the Fred Hutch to recognize outstanding mentoring. Other awards include the OSU Retrovirus Distinguished Career Award and a MERIT award.