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PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Training for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have the opportunity to work in dynamic and interactive research groups in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Our laboratories conduct state-of-the-art basic, translational, and clinical research focused on Gram-negative bacteria, fungi, HIV, and emerging/opportunistic pathogens. Our teaching mission is to provide the expertise and foundation for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to become well-rounded, independent scientists. Training in the Division involves mentorship in the technical expertise to conduct research studies, stimulation of ideas and hypotheses on important questions in infectious disease research, refinement of written and oral presentation skills, and cultivation of collaborations with others.

Division of Infectious Diseases faculty members train graduate students from the Molecular Virology and Microbiology (MVM) program, which is part of the School of Medicine Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Program, and from the Graduate School of Public Health Departments of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (IDM) and Epidemiology. In addition to required course work, our students formulate specific aims for their thesis projects and perform laboratory experiments to address important scientific questions pertaining to human infectious diseases. Both postdoctoral fellows and graduate students have the opportunity to discuss their research findings in a variety of local settings, from informal laboratory meetings to formal research retreats, and national and international conferences, in which they increase their presentation skills and engage in scientific discussions with researchers inside and outside of their field of study.

The studies performed in Division laboratories incorporate many technologies, methods, and disciplines, including:


Current ID Graduate Students

Douglas Fischer, MS
Ambrose Lab
PhD Candidate
Molecular Virology and Microbiology Program, School of Medicine

 

 

 


Phil Han
Sluis-Cremer Lab
MS Student
Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health

 

 

Kevin Melody, MS
Ambrose Lab
PhD Candidate
Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health

 

 

 

Jennifer Zerbato
Sluis-Cremer Lab
PhD Candidate
Molecular Virology and Microbiology Program, School of Medicine

 

 

 

 


Zhou Zhong
Ambrose Lab
PhD Candidate
Molecular Virology and Microbiology Program, School of Medicine

 

 

If you are interested in one of the graduate programs represented in the Division of Infectious Diseases, please contact the relevant program coordinator directly or submit a completed online application to the relevant admissions committee.

 

Current ID Postdoctoral Fellows

Kevin McCormick, PhD
Parikh Lab

 

 

Mustapha Mustapha, MBBS, PhD
Doi/Harrison Lab

 

 

 

Ryota Ito, MD, PhD
Doi Lab

 

 

 

If you are interested in joining one of our research laboratories as a postdoctoral fellow, please forward a cover letter indicating your research expertise and interests as well as your curriculum vitae directly to the Prinicipal Investigator of the Laboratory, or to the Lorraine Pollini at lmp27@pitt.edu.

ID Graduate and Postdoctoral Alumni

Former Student/Postdoc

Laboratory

Current Position

Onur Alptürk, PhD

Sluis-Cremer

Assistant Professor, Istanbul Technical University

Jessica Brehm, PhD

Mellors

Postdoctoral Fellow, GlaxoSmithKline

Anthony Cillo, PhD

Mellors

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

Shauna Clark, PhD

Mellors

Director of the NIH Academy, National Institutes of Health

Elias Halvas, PhD

Mellors

Research Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Noureddine Hamamouch, PhD

Sluis-Cremer

Assistant Professor, University of Sultan Moulay Slimane

Jennifer Hammond, PhD

Mellors

Senior Director, Pfizer

Brian Herman, PhD

Sluis-Cremer

Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University

Mary Krauland, PhD

Harrison

Research Programmer, University of Pittsburgh

Jeffrey Meteer, PhD

Mellors

Medical Science Liaison, ElMindA

Mustapha Mustapha, PhD

Harrison

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

Jean Ndjomou, PhD

Ambrose

Associate Research Scientist, Yale University

Anna Noller, PhD

Harrison

Forensic Epidemiologist, Virginia Department of Health

Urvi Parikh, PhD

Mellors

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Jessica Radzio, PhD

Sluis-Cremer

Associate Service Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Grant Schauer, PhD

Sluis-Cremer

Postdoctoral Fellow, Rockefeller University

Chaofu Shi, PhD

Mellors

Research and Development Scientist, Spectragenetics

Guobao Tian, PhD

Doi

Associate Professor, Sun Yat-sen University

Hongzhan Xu, PhD

Ambrose

Epidemiologist, Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group