Research Interest

  • development of animal models to evaluate emerging infectious diseases and mitigation of disease in vulnerable populations
  • development of novel antibody assays for emerging viral infections
  • characterizing virus-specific antibody responses in lentivirus vaccination and infection¬†
  • defining mechanisms of antibody-mediated virus neutralization
  • defining the role of virus-specific B-cell responses in infection and disease progression

Kelly Stefano Cole, PhD

Director of Clinical Microbiology


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  • DEPARTMENTUniversity of Pittsburgh