Faculty Profile

Vivian Braciale, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

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Vivian Braciale, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Dr. Braciale received an A.B. in Mathematics from Cornell University in 1969 and a Ph.D. degree in microbiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973. She worked at the Washington University School of Medicine. Her previous positions include serving as a visiting scientist for the Australian National University John Curtin School, a research assistant professor and assistant professor of pathology at Washington University School of Medicine, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, and most recently, as an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

She has served on numerous NIH study sections, was section editor for both the Journal of Immunology and Journal of Leukocyte Biology from 1997-2002. Dr. Braciale was also elected to serve on several committees of the American Association of Immunologists, including the committees on Education and the Status of Women Scientists. Her research over the past few decades has centered on the cell-mediated immune response to influenza virus, defining the antigen processing and presentation pathways, and the superantigen and antigen activation of T lymphocytes.