- 5th Year GS
Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?
When I interviewed I felt there were a lot of research projects that interested me and I could see myself working on. I appreciated that the current students were really enjoying their time and projects as well. For me, it was important to be in a city and have access to the types of research where I would be comfortable for 4+ years.
Education & Training
- BS in Microbiology, University of Maryland, 2018
Virology; cell biology
Lentscher, A. J., McAllister, N., Griswold, K. A., Martin, J. L., Welsh, O. L., Sutherland, D. M., Silva, L. A., & Dermody, T. S. (2022). Chikungunya virus vaccine candidate incorporating synergistic mutations is attenuated and protects against virulent virus challenge. The Journal of infectious diseases, jiac066. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiac066
Iverson, E., Griswold, K., Song, D., Gagliardi, T. B., Hamidzadeh, K., Kesimer, M., Sinha, S., Perry, M., Duncan, G. A., & Scull, M. A. (2022). Membrane-Tethered Mucin 1 Is Stimulated by Interferon and Virus Infection in Multiple Cell Types and Inhibits Influenza A Virus Infection in Human Airway Epithelium. MBio, e0105522. https://doi.org/10.1128/mbio.01055-22
McAllister, N., Liu, Y., Silva, L. M., Lentscher, A. J., Chai, W., Wu, N., Griswold, K. A., Raghunathan, K., Vang, L., & Alexander, J. (2020). Chikungunya virus strains from each genetic clade bind sulfated glycosaminoglycans as attachment factors. Journal of Virology, 94(24), e01500-20.