Alan Goodman

  1. Associate Professor
  2. School of Molecular Biosciences
Email Address
Phone 509-335-0186


Alan Goodman was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Central NY. He earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. His thesis focused on translational control of influenza virus infection. He completed post-doctoral training in Microbiology and Immunology at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología in Madrid, Spain and the University of Miami, where he studied influenza virus vaccines and innate immunity. He started his faculty position at Washington State University in 2014. He resides in Pullman, WA with his wife, Tran, and two boys, Jacob and Nathan.

Affiliate and Adjunct Appointments

  • Affiliate, Paul G. Alan School for Global Health


  • PhD, University of Washington, 2007
  • BS, Johns Hopkins University, 2001

Research Interest

  • Flaviviruses
  • Coxiella burnetii
  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • Insulin signaling


Professional Service

  • Member, American Society for Virology
  • Member, Entomological Society of America
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology
  • Member, Genetics Society of America
  • Senator, Faculty Senate, WSU
  • Member, Institutional Biosafety Committee, WSU
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Biology of Vector-borne Diseases Course, University of Idaho
  • Guest Associate Editor, PLOS Pathogens
  • Editorial Board, Immuno (MDPI), Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (ZRG1 IDM-S 83) Special Emphasis Panel, NIH Center for Scientific Review
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Czech Science Foundation, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ad hoc reviewer, CRDF Global: e-Asia Joint Research Programs Awards, NIAID
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Medical Research Council (MRC), London, United Kingdom
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM), Paris, France
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), London, United Kingdom
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), Paris, France

Honors and Awards

  • WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Dean’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award, 2019
  • WSU Office of Undergraduate Education Excellence in Support of Undergraduate Research Award, 2019
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, JAE-DOC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2010
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Juan de la Cierva, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2009
  • Undergraduate Research Grant, Materials Research Society, 2001