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Linda Pifer, PhD, SM(ASCP), GS(ABB)

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Linda Pifer, PhD, SM(ASCP), GS(ABB)
Virology, Parasitology
lpifer@uthsc.edu 

Linda Pifer, Ph.D., SM(ASCP), GS(ABB) has taught at the UTHSC for 34 yrs after earning her doctoral degree in microbiology at the Univ. of MS Med. Cntr. She teaches virology, parasitology, basic microbiology, research and human genetics and has published about 60 peer-reviewed original scientific papers on Pneumocystis carinii (jirovecii), HIV/AIDS, numerous infectious agents and the development of nanotechnology. Her papers have appeared in the Yearbooks of Pathology/Clinical Pathology, Cancer, Pediatrics and in the Pediatric Digest. She has been awarded over 2 million dollars in extramural research funds including the NIH, American Cancer Society, Kellogg Foundation and many more. She was a member of the original AIDS Working Group formed by the NIH in 1981. Dr. Pifer has guest-lectured at Yale Univ., the Univ. of Bristol (UK), Univ. of Pittsburg, Univ. of TX at Austin, Univ. of Puerto Rico and devotes many lecture hours to HIV/AIDS, blood borne pathogen safety, bioterrorism and was recently named to the Editorial Board of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology. She is a member of Sigma Xi, Alpha Eta, the ASCLS and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She derives greatest satisfaction from writing and teaching.

Last Published: Feb 6, 2020