Anna Guastafierro, PhD

Dr. Anna Guastafierro



PhD in Integrative Molecular Biology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2013

BS in Biological Sciences, Holy Names University, 2007


Areas of Interest

Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC), Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCV), Large and small Tumor Antigens (LT and sT)

Why I Chose Pitt

I chose the University of Pittsburgh due to its excellent research opportunities and supportive academic environment.


Kwun, H. J; Guastafierro, A; Shuda, M; Meinke, G; Bohm, A; Moore, P. S; and Chang, Y. (2009) The minimum replication origin of merkel cell polyomavirus has a unique large T-antigen loading architecture and requires small T-antigen expression for optimal replication |  View Abstract