Pam is originally from Massachusetts and received her bachelor's degree in biology from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She then spent a year at the Ragon Institute in Boston as a technician before joining the Molecular & Cellular Biology graduate program at Dartmouth. She earned her Ph.D. from the lab of Dr. David Leib, studying neuronal innate immune responses to herpes simplex virus. Pam then moved to Minneapolis, MN where she trained as a postdoc with Dr. David Masopust at the University of Minnesota. Her postdoctoral work focused on the functions of virus-specific tissue resident memory T cells and harnessing these functions as a cancer therapy. Outside of the lab, Pam loves to run, camp and hike with her partner and dogs.