Anne Piantadosi is an Assistant Professor in the Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. She earned an MD/PhD from the University of Washington and completed clinical training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, then joined the Emory faculty in 2019. Anne’s research is focused on the emergence and evolution of viruses of clinical and public health importance. Her group uses a combination of translational, laboratory, and computational approaches. 


  • Emory Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, annual Award for Outstanding Contribution to Basic Science Research, 2022 
  • Scientific Director of Viral Sequencing, Emory Integrated Genomics Core 
  • Emory Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution graduate program Faculty member and Executive Committee member 
  • Emory Infectious Disease Across Scales Training Program Faculty member and Steering Committee member 
  • Member, Emory Vaccine Center 
  • Member, Winship Cancer Institute 


  • Analyzing population-level and within-host evolution of SARS-CoV-2 
  • Understanding the clinical manifestations and molecular epidemiology of Powassan virus 
  • Investigating dengue virus evolution and relationships to the host immune response. 
  • Detecting and discovering unappreciated/novel viruses in patients and vectors using metagenomic sequencing. 
  • Pathogens: SARS-Cov-2, Powassan virus, Heartland virus, Dengue virus 


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