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Shelley K. Cockrell, PhD




Dr. Fred Homa


PhD in Molecular Virology and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2010

BS in Biology, Duke University, 2003

Why I chose Pitt

The virology program was strong, and when I interviewed, the students appeared more well-adjusted than in other places.  The students and faculty actually talked to each other.  Steve Phillips was also a great program director. 

Following her graduate, Shelley was offered a position as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Biological Sciences here at the University of Pittsburgh.


Shelley K. Cockrell, Paul G. Cantalupo, Danielle Walheim, Guoyan Zhao, Roger Hendrix, David Wang, and James M. Pipas. "Preparation of a Viral Metagenome from Wastewater by Diethylaminoethyl (DEAE) Affinity Chromatography and Deep Sequencing." Presented at the American Society for Virology. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin. (2012)