Anita K. McElroy, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Dr. McElroy is a pediatric infectious disease physician with a research interest in hemorrhagic fever viruses. She holds an appointment as Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She provides clinical care at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her lab focuses on the mechanisms by which hemorrhagic fever viruses cause disease.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships 

  • American Society for Microbiology, 2000-present​
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007-present  
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, 2016-present 
  • Infectious Disease Society of America, 2016-present 
  • American Society of Virology, 2017-present 

Education & Training

  • BS, University of Maryland, 1996
  • PhD, University of California, 2000
  • MD, George Washington University, 2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, 2005
  • Residency, Emory University, 2010
  • Fellowship, Emory University, 2013

Selected Publications

Taagepera S, McDonald D, Loeb JE, Whitaker LL, McElroy AK, Wang JY, Hope TJ. Nuclear-cytoplasmic shuttling of C-ABL tyrosine kinase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998;95(13):7457-62. Epub 1998/06/24. doi: 10.1073/pnas.95.13.7457. PMID: 9636171; PMCID: PMC22649. 

McElroy AK, Dwarakanath RS, Spector DH. Dysregulation of cyclin E gene expression in human cytomegalovirus-infected cells requires viral early gene expression and is associated with changes in the Rb-related protein p130. J Virol. 2000;74(9):4192-206. Epub 2001/02/07. doi: 10.1128/jvi.74.9.4192-4206.2000. PMID: 10756032; PMCID: PMC111934. 

Dwarakanath RS, Clark CL, McElroy AK, Spector DH. The use of recombinant baculoviruses for sustained expression of human cytomegalovirus immediate early proteins in fibroblasts. Virology. 2001;284(2):297-307. Epub 2001/06/01. doi: 10.1006/viro.2001.0924. PMID: 11384228. 

McElroy AK, Bray M, Reed DS, Schmaljohn CS. Andes virus infection of cynomolgus macaques. J Infect Dis. 2002;186(12):1706-12. Epub 2002/11/26. doi: 10.1086/345768. PMID: 12447754. 

Sanchez V, McElroy AK, Spector DH. Mechanisms governing maintenance of Cdk1/cyclin B1 kinase activity in cells infected with human cytomegalovirus. J Virol. 2003;77(24):13214-24. Epub 2003/12/04. doi: 10.1128/jvi.77.24.13214-13224.2003. PMID: 14645578; PMCID: PMC296097. 

McElroy AK, Smith JM, Hooper JW, Schmaljohn CS. Andes virus M genome segment is not sufficient to confer the virulence associated with Andes virus in Syrian hamsters. Virology. 2004;326(1):130-9. Epub 2004/07/21. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2004.05.018. PMID: 15262501. 

Sanchez V, McElroy AK, Yen J, Tamrakar S, Clark CL, Schwartz RA, Spector DH. Cyclin-dependent kinase activity is required at early times for accurate processing and accumulation of the human cytomegalovirus UL122-123 and UL37 immediate-early transcripts and at later times for virus production. J Virol. 2004;78(20):11219-32. Epub 2004/09/29. doi: 10.1128/JVI.78.20.11219-11232.2004. PMID: 15452241; PMCID: PMC521808. 

Aitichou M, Saleh SS, McElroy AK, Schmaljohn C, Ibrahim MS. Identification of Dobrava, Hantaan, Seoul, and Puumala viruses by one-step real-time RT-PCR. J Virol Methods. 2005;124(1-2):21-6. Epub 2005/01/25. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2004.10.004. PMID: 15664046. 

Spik K, Shurtleff A, McElroy AK, Guttieri MC, Hooper JW, SchmalJohn C. Immunogenicity of combination DNA vaccines for Rift Valley fever virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, Hantaan virus, and Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus. Vaccine. 2006;24(21):4657-66. Epub 2005/09/22. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2005.08.034. PMID: 16174542. 

McElroy AK, Albarino CG, Nichol ST. Development of a RVFV ELISA that can distinguish infected from vaccinated animals. Virol J. 2009;6:125. Epub 2009/08/15. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-6-125. PMID: 19678951; PMCID: PMC2733132. 

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