Anthony Lentscher, PhD

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

I started graduate school at Vanderbilt University and transferred to the Univeristy of Pittsburgh following the recruitment of my mentor. I was encouraged to transfer because of the exceptional expertise in both virology and microbial pathogenesis at the University of Pittsburgh.

Doctoral Dissertation

Tissue-restricted chikungunya virus is attenuated in mice and protective against virulent virus challenge

Education & Training

  • PhD in Microbiology & Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2020
  • BS in Biochemistry and Health Sciences, Tennessee Technological University, 2014

Research Interests

CHIKV pathogenesis; Host-pathogen interactions