Andrea Kirmaier

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Andrea did her undergrad at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in southern Germany and decided to switch things up for her Ph.D. So on a whim she applied to an exchange program with Harvard Medical School and joined the lab of Welkin Johnson where she worked on the host restriction factor TRIM5alpha. After graduation, she did a brief post-doc in Seattle but soon returned to Boston where she re-joined Welkin Johnson’s lab, which had just moved to Boston College.

Currently, she tries to figure out the role of the lentiviral Matrix protein in cross-species transmission and has a second project on dsRNA viruses of yeast and protozoan parasites.

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