Vincent Angelo Mele

  • Research Technician

Vincent Mele is currently a Research Technician within the Kane lab at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology from Pennsylvania State University. There he participated in plant pathology focused research, specifically interested in contagious diseases caused by the enterobacteria Erwinia amylovora. Following this, Vincent joined the Kane Lab at Pitt and is currently focusing on using in vitro and in vivo tools to explore a multitude of immune responses to retroviral infections. With assisting in this research Vincent hopes to increase the understanding of genetic and immunological basis’s for antiviral immune responses. Specifically, to identify what the key players are in a host’s ability to mount a successful antiretroviral immune response.

Education & Training

  • BS, Pennsylvania State University, 2018