Taking Innovation to Impact
“From basic scientific research to global public health, my expertise covers a wide array of topics, with emphases in immunology and infectious diseases. I offer medical and scientific consulting for diagnostic and therapeutic innovations in immunology and provide assistance in grant writing, training, program management and strategic planning.” Read more…
Dr. Simona Zompi completed her Medical Doctorate and residency in hematology in Paris, France. Her clinical work focused on hematological disorders and people living with HIV. She obtained her PhD in immunology from the Institut Pasteur, an international renowned scientific institute based in Paris, France. Her scientific research focused on the immune response to infectious diseases. Her accomplishments cover NK, B and T cell biology, vaccine development, immune correlates of protection, emerging and neglected infectious diseases and global health diagnostics. Most recently, as a Project Scientist at the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, she developed the Human Immunology & Dengue Virus infection research program, in collaboration with the National Virology laboratory in Managua, Nicaragua. She recently worked as the Director of Research at the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, widening her experience on toxic stress in the context of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Dr. Zompi gained public and global health experience working on HIV programs in the field in Asia and Africa, with the International NGO Médecins du Monde and working as the Executive Director of the Center for Global Public Health at University of California at Berkeley. She is an Associate Editor for the journal Frontiers in Microbial Immunology and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of California.
Read about her latest research in The Scientist Magazine (March 2013): Bedeviled by Dengue