Roberto Alfonso, PHD

"Because of its closeness to clinical patients and its multidisciplinary research approach, the Tisch MS Research Center offers the ideal environment for the better understanding and treatment of MS."

- Dr. Roberto Alfonso, Research Associate

Dr. Alfonso joined the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York in January 2020 after completing his postdoctoral training at the Laboratory of Viral Diseases in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. At the NIH, Dr. Alfonso's research focused on the regulation of Herpes virus gene expression during lytic and latency phases and the discovery of new host-virus interactions. These studies led to a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the transcription of viral genes and the identification of new antiviral targets.

Dr. Alfonso performed his Ph.D. at the National Center for Biotechnology in Madrid, Spain, where he studied the role of epigenetic host factors in the replication and pathogenesis of influenza virus. At Tisch MSRCNY, Dr. Alfonso's research is directed towards understanding the role of environmental factors for the development of MS and the contribution of the immune system to pathogenesis.

Dr. Alfonso works with research assistant Vanessa Kirschner (BS from Wake Forest University '20).

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