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Hermancia Eugene, PhD

Dr. Hermancia Eugene



Dr. Ted Ross


Molecular Virology and Microbiology


PhD in Molecular Virology and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2012

BS in Biology, Cameron University, 2005


Areas of Interest

HIV Vaccine Development: My thesis work was aimed at developing a broadly reactive antibody vaccine to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1).

Book Chapters

Ted M.Ross, Hermancia Eugene. “Immunotherapies and Vaccines for HIV/AIDS.” AIDS Book1 . InTech  in progress

Ted M. Ross, Nitin Bhardwaj, Hermancia S. Eugene, Brendan M. Giles, Sean P. McBurney, Shannan L. Rossi, Kirsten Schneider-Ohrum, Xianchun Tang “Virus Like-Particle Vaccines: Advantages and Challenges.” Development of Vaccines: From Discovery to Clinical Testing. Wiley and Sons 2011


Eugene H, McBurney S, Ross T. Evaluating Immune Response to HIV-1 Envelope using a Centralized Group M Env sequence or Multiple Centralized Envs from Clades A, B, C, and E.  Poster presentation Keystone Symposium Prevention HIV/AIDS 2009

Eugene H, Cook J, Morrison M, Queimado L. Functional Analysis of MMS19 Splice Variants. Oral Presentation at West Texas A&M University Student Research Conference 11th annual conference April 15, 2005

Eugene H, Cook J, Morrison M, Queimado L, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center Functional Analysis of MMS19 Splice Variants.   Student Research Abstracts SURE 2004, OUHSC.

Why I chose Pitt

I came to Pittsburgh mainly because of the MVM program since I wanted to do infectious diseases. In addition, during my interview weekend I enjoyed seeing the topography and scenery Pittsburgh had to offer after spending four years in Oklahoma.

Following her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, Hermancia accepted a position at Dominica State College, located in Roseau, Dominica, as a Biology Instructor.