Laurie Silva, PhD

Laurie Silva, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Graduate School:
2009 PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Post-Graduate School:
2013 Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tenn.

Research Interests

  • Virus binding and entry into cells
  • Biogenesis of viral replication organelles
  • Host-pathogen interactions required for viral replication
  • Mechanisms of viral pathogenesis

Biography Summary

Laurie Silva, PhD, is a research assistant professor in the laboratory of Terence Dermody, MD. She serves as team lead for all laboratory projects focused on chikungunya virus, a reemerging arbovirus that has recently caused explosive epidemics of febrile arthritis throughout many parts of the world. Dr. Silva’s research interests are focused on virus-host interactions that dictate chikungunya virus entry, tropism, replication compartment formation, and pathogenesis. Dr. Silva also serves as the BSL3 facility manager for the A-BSL3 laboratory at Rangos Research Center.

View Dr. Silva's full list of publications from PubMed.