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Marcin Kwissa, PhD

Research Associate
Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Vaccine Center

Phone: 404-727-3559



Marcin Kwissa, PhD, is interested in harnessing innate immunity for developing better adjuvants and vaccination strategies against infectious diseases. He studies antigen-presenting cells with focus on biology of dendritic cells and monocytes in-vivo in clinical studies as well as in nonhuman primate models. His current research focuses on investigating innate immune mechanisms that regulate adaptive response to dengue virus infection to better understand the immune correlates of protection.

Dr. Kwissa received his MSc in Biotechnology from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań, Poland, and his doctorate in Immunology from the University of Ulm, Germany. He completed his postdoctoral training with Dr. Bali Pulendran at the Emory Vaccine Center (EVC) and currently holds a Research Associate position in Dr. Pulendran’s Innate Immunity Program at the EVC and Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Dr. Kwissa collaborates with a number of researchers at Yerkes and the EVC, including Drs. Bali Pulendran, Rafi Ahmed, Rama Amara, Francois Villinger and Saad Omer.