Meet UNMC Distinguished Scientist Susan Swindells, M.B.B.S.

May 09, 2012

UNMC researcher Susan Swindells, M.B.B.S., answers questions about her work, life and interests.

NOTE: This profile is part of a series to highlight the 23 researchers who will be honored May 22 at a ceremony for UNMC's 2011 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator award recipients.

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Susan Swindells, M.B.B.S.
  • Name: Susan Swindells, M.B.B.S.
  • Title: Professor
  • Joined UNMC: 1991
  • Hometown: Manchester, England

Describe your research in laymen's terms.

We investigate how HIV infection causes disease and work to find the best treatments for HIV infection and its complications.

How do you want your research to translate to benefit patients?

Better, simpler treatments and ideally those that would eradicate the infection altogether.

What is the best piece of advice anyone ever gave you, professional or personal?

"Trust No One." -- Special Agent Fox Mulder, the X-Files

List three things few people know about you.

  • I play tennis twice a week whenever possible and have a wicked backhand.
  • My pies are very good, especially fruit pies.
  • My singing voice is terrible.

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Lisa Chudomelka
May 09, 2012 at 11:26 AM

The Truth is out there.