Alison Kraigsley, PhD, MS

Research Associate, CIDRAP

Dr Kraigsley joined CIDRAP in 2019 as a researcher specializing in infectious diseases. Prior to joining CIDRAP, Dr Kraigsley served as both an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) science and technology policy fellow and a program officer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). During her time at the NIAID, she supported programs in both tuberculosis and influenza. As an AAAS science and technology policy fellow, she supported the NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS), a multi-university research network targeting influenza research, surveillance, and pandemic preparedness. As a program officer in the NIAID Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Other Mycobacterial Diseases section, Dr Kraigsley was responsible for the pathogen biology portfolio, as well as management of the multicenter Tuberculosis Research Units Network (TBRU-N). She served as an organizational consultant to the World Health Organization's Global TB Programme and the secretariat of the Mycobacterial Panel of the US-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program. Dr. Kraigsley earned a PhD in molecular biology and an MS in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California and a BSc in interdisciplinary chemistry-physics from Furman University. Her research has focused on bacterial biofilms, biofilm-biomaterial interactions, and materials science.

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