Kristina Lamens, MS

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

I chose Pitt because of the reputation and collaborative nature of its graduate program, Pitt's strong record of NIH funding, and the breadth of faculty that I could see myself working with. The city of Pittsburgh is pretty great too!

Following completion of her Master's Thesis, Kristina began working as an Advanced Research Associate/Team Lead at Bio-Techne in Minnesota.

Education & Training

  • BS in Microbiology, University of South Florida, 2015

Research Interests

Human metapneumovirus; lung immunology; CD4 T cells; CD8 T cell impairment and memory


Rogers MC, Lamens KD, Shafagati N, Johnson M, Oury TD, Joyce S and Williams, JV. 2018. CD4(+) Regulatory T Cells Exert Differential Functions during Early and Late Stages of the Immune Response to Respiratory Viruses. J Immunol. 201: 1253-1266