Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, NIH
Cristina Cassetti is the Deputy Director of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Cassetti has a Ph.D. in virology from the University of Rome, Italy. She has conducted research on poxviruses replication at the NIH, influenza virus biology at Rutgers University and HPV vaccine development at the Vaccine Discovery Department at Wyeth (now Pfizer). In 2003 she became a Program Officer at NIAID where she was responsible for the management and direction of extramural research programs on several emerging viral diseases of global health importance including influenza and dengue. In 2016, she was appointed to coordinate the Zika research response in extramural NIAID and to manage translational research in the Virology Branch. In 2017 she was appointed as Chief of the Virology Branch in DMID. In 2019 she become the Deputy Director of DMID where she shares responsibilities with the director for the overall scientific direction, administration and management of the largest extramural Division at NIAID.
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