There are an estimated 10^31 bacteriophages on Earth and only a fraction have been isolated and characterized. In the lab, my main focus is to isolate and characterize bacteriophages from soil samples on hosts such as M. foliorum and A. globiformis.


Kira is a member of the class of 2020 and she is planning on majoring in Microbiology with minors in chemistry and studio arts. She plans to attend medical school in the future.

Kira can be contacted at:

Department of Biological Sciences
4249 5th Avenue
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624 6976