Irina Vlasova-St. Louis
Dr. Vlasova-St. Louis earned her MD and Ph.D. from Ural State Medical Academy, Russia. She completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Minnesota, USA, and a fellowship sponsored by the Lymphoma Research Foundation. She served as an assistant professor at the Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota. Dr. Vlasova-St. Louis has expertise in several biological disciplines including infectious diseases, immunology, and bioinformatics. By integrating state-of-the-art techniques such as next-generation sequencing, she made numerous biomedical discoveries studying normal and pathological conditions at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. Currently, Dr. St. Louis is a COVID-19 Associate, sponsored by the Association of Public Health Laboratories and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. She leads the molecular surveillance program of novel SARS-CoV-2 variants.