Dr Martina Schroeder is a Lecturer and Head of the Host-Pathogen Interaction Lab at Maynooth University. Her research addresses viral recognition, innate immune signaling pathways, and the roles of DEAD-box proteins in immunity. Previously Dr Schroeder conducted postdoctoral research with Prof. Andrew Bowie at Trinity College Dublin. In 2007, she was awarded a postdoctoral career development fellowship by the Irish HRB. She completed her PhD at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin in 2003.