Dr Cristina Cassetti | Program Officer Acute Viral Diseases, Virology Branch, NIAID
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr Cristina Cassetti, Program Officer Acute Viral Diseases, Virology Branch, NIAID, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Cristina Cassetti is a Program Officer in the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Dr. Cassetti has a Ph.D. in virology from the University of Rome, Italy.  She began her career at the NIH as a postdoctoral fellow, where she investigated the molecular mechanisms of poxviruses replication. She subsequently joined Rutgers University as a research associate to study the molecular biology of influenza virus. In year 2000 she joined the Pharmaceutical Company Wyeth as a senior research scientist in the Vaccine Discovery Department where she participated to the development of a therapeutic vaccine against papillomavirus. In 2003 she returned to the NIH as the Influenza Program Officer where she managed the extramural Influenza virus research Program which included basic research and the pre-clinical development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics. In her current position, Dr. Cassetti manages a portfolio of NIAID-supported extramural research projects on basic and translation research of several emerging and re-emerging viral diseases including dengue, rabies, hantaviruses, henipaviruses, and measles. She is also leading a Vaccinology team in the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Disease at NIAID.

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