Dr. Phuong Thi Nguyen Sarkis

Thi Sarkis earned her bachelorís degree from Brandeis University in Neuroscience with honors and her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.  She has had 13 years of experience in professional or graduate research in the biological sciences.  During the last 9 years, she has focused on virology and immunology through HIV-related research in labs affiliated with Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University.  She has received several competitive professional or research fellowships and co-authored a number of papers and grants.  Her fields of expertise include HIV virology, vaccine science, cellular immunology, and interferon signaling pathways.  She is now a post-doctoral researcher at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in the Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS.