Lecturer, Institute for Politics and Strategy
Dr. Marciela DeGrace is a Program Officer at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her work involves coordination and management of scientific research on influenza virus, specifically in the areas of viral surveillance, pandemic preparedness and vaccine development. Marciela joined the NIH in 2012 as a Presidential Management Fellow, where she performed work in science communication, management and policy implementation. During her fellowship, she also performed antiviral drug review on a rotational assignment to the Food and Drug Administration.
Marciela received her Ph.D. in Virology from Harvard University. She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Carnegie Mellon University.