Dr Daniela Weiskopf has devoted her career to understanding the T cell response to viral pathogens relevant to human health and disease. In 2009 she received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Innsbruck Medical University, Austria, where she performed research analyzing post-translational modifications of cytomegalovirus-derived epitopes and modulation of the T cell immune response during aging. Following her PhD, she obtained post-doctoral training under Dr. Alessandro Sette where her efforts were dedicated to characterizing human dengue virus-specific CD8+ and CD4+ T cell responses in natural infection and following experimental vaccination. In light of the recent pandemic Daniela has recently focused on studying the human T cell response to zika virus and the possible interference of dengue-specific T cell immunity with other closely-related flaviviruses. Currently. she is an instructor at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and continue to focus on characterizing T cell immunity against dengue virus and other flaviviruses.