Dr. Germán Rosas-Acosta was born and raised in Colombia, where he graduated from the Universidad de Los Andes with a BS degree in Microbiology. After working for 3 years as research associate at the Instituto de Inmunologia, Hospital San Juan de Dios, he moved to New York City, where he completed his MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Sciences at the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, New York University Medical Center. Dr. Rosas-Acosta went on to perform post-doctoral studies, first at Texas A&M University, and later at the College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, where he performed research on the role of SUMO on Papillomavirus infections, under the direction of Dr. Van G. Wilson. Dr. Rosas-Acosta joined The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) as an assistant professor in 2007, and his laboratory has played a key role in studying the interactions established between the cellular SUMOylation system and influenza A virus during infection. Dr. Rosas-Acosta’s research has been supported by the American Heart Association, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), National Institutes of Health, USA.