Kira A. Griswold, BS

  • Graduate Student

Administrative Assistant: Colleen Kelly

Kira Griswold joined the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine as a graduate student in the Program in Microbiology and Immunology in 2019. As a member of the Terence S. Dermody lab, her current focus is reovirus pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions. Kira is studying the dynamics of reovirus infection in the the central nervous system. Her research stems from her interest in utilizing the virus as a tool to better understand the complexities of the human response to disease. Prior to the University of Pittsburgh, Kira earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduate training, she plans to pursue a career in science policy and diplomacy with a focus on infectious disease and emergency preparedness.

Education & Training

  • BS, University of Maryland, 2018