Alba Grifoni, Ph.D.
I have focused my career on understanding the immune response to viral pathogens and particularly by identifying T cell target antigens and their relative protective immunophenotypes. I currently work at the Division of Vaccine Discovery, La Jolla Institute for Immunology in the lab of Alessandro Sette. My efforts are dedicated to characterizing human virus-specific CD8+ and CD4+ T cell responses in samples from endemic areas and/or after experimental vaccinations. My current projects are focused on understanding the T cell immune response complexity after coronavirus infection with particular emphasis on SARS-CoV-2 and related variants of concern (VOCs).