Robert M. DiFazio, PhD

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

I chose this program due to the variety of research projects within my area of interest: vaccine development. The University of Pittsburgh also has excellent resources for this type of research, including the Center for Vaccine Research and the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory. In addition, Pittsburgh is a great city in which you can work and play!

Following his graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. DiFazio accepted a position at Emory University in the laboratory of Dr. Bali Pulendran, PhD, in the Emory Vaccine Center.

Education & Training

  • PhD in Molecular Virology and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2017
  • BS in Letters and Sciences with High Distinction in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010