Dr. Concetta Castilletti, INMI Spallanzani

UOS Emerging Viruses, Laboratory of Virology

Concetta Castilletti graduated in Biology, has a specialty degree in Microbiology and Virology and a PhD in Immunobiology of viruses. Since the year 2000, she works at the Laboratory of Virology and of BSL3/BSL4 facility at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI), Rome, where she is in charge of diagnostic and research activity on emerging viral diseases. Dr. Castilletti has more than two decade-long expertise in basic and diagnostic virology, is particularly skilled on emerging viral infections. Research activity is focused on viral pathogenesis, naturally and acquired antiviral immunity, molecular epidemiology of emerging/re-emerging viruses, design and validation of innovative diagnostic methods. Dr. Castilletti participated to several networks focused on emerging infections. She has been project manager of various research projects funded by Italian Ministry of Health, and international bodies (European Union).

Dr. Castilletti has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed articles (source: PubMed, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=castilletti+C&sort=date)