DMID, NIAID, NIH
Dr. Morabito is a Program Officer managing the flavirus grant portfolio in the Virology Branch of NIAID’s Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. She is also currently serving as a virology and preclinical expert for an Operation Warp Speed vaccine project team. Prior to becoming a Program Officer, Dr. Morabito was a Scientific Program Manager at NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center (VRC) where she managed vaccine development projects for respiratory syncytial virus, coronaviruses and emerging viruses such as nipah and zika virus primarily directing preclinical vaccine studies and coordinating academic and industry collaborations. She has a special interest in platform technologies and pandemic preparedness. Dr. Morabito has a strong background in animal model development, and immune analysis of vaccine responses in animals and humans and has coauthored over 25 publications. She received an NIH Directors Award and NIAID Merit Award for her efforts as a member of the Zika Virus Response team. Dr. Morabito received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Georgetown University through the NIH Graduate Partnership Program. She performed her dissertation research under the guidance of Dr. Barney Graham at the VRC where she studied cellular immune responses to respiratory syncytial virus and cytomegalovirus vaccines. She received her Masters of Science degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and her undergraduate degree in Biology/Chemistry from Loyola University of Maryland.
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose
Friday, October 23, 2020
4:15pm – 5:30pm EDT