Dr. Stephanie Jost is a research scientist with expertise in virology and cellular immunology. She received her Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland in 2007. Dr. Jost completed her postdoctoral training and was subsequently promoted to junior faculty Instructor at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard in Boston, MA, before joining the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, where she held the rank of Assistant Professor in 2017. Her experience includes over 12 years of research focused primarily on studying how human NK cells contribute to the control of viral infections, including HIV, influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and JC polyomavirus infection. In particular, her laboratory is interested in characterizing cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying antigenic specificity and immunological memory to viruses in NK cells. The primary aim of those studies is to develop novel approaches to rationally harness NK cell function in future vaccine strategies and immunotherapeutics against infectious diseases that can’t presently be efficiently prevented or cured.