Sharie Ganchua, PhD

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

Cutting-edge research. Well-equipped facilities. Collaborative environment. Beautiful city.

Doctoral Dissertation:

Elucidating mechanisms of protection conferred by a primary Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection to a secondary Mtb infection in non-human primates

Education & Training

  • PhD in Microbiology & Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2020
  • BS in Biology, University of the Philippines-Manila, 2007

Research Interests

Infectious disease; immunology; translational medicine


Salvaña EMT, Schwem BE, Ching PR, Frost SDW, Ganchua SKC and Itable JR. 2017. The changing molecular epidemiology of HIV in the Philippines. Int J Infect Dis. 61: 44-50. 

Catangui FAC, Yuga ACQ, Ganchua SKC, Ang CF, Mendoza MT, Parungao-Balolong MM, Destura RV and Heralde III, FM. 2012. Detection and Characterization of Mutations of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Isolates of the Philippine General Hospital. Acta Medica Philippina 46: 22-27.