Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS)

Maria Rita Castrucci, Ph.D.
Acting Head of Influenza and Other Emerging Respiratory Viruses Unit, WHO National Influenza Centre, Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.
Maria Rita’s research interests are serological and virological surveillance of influenza; immune responses to influenza virus infections and candidate vaccines; pathogenicity of influenza viruses and mechanisms for the emergence of pandemic influenza strains.
She was formerly researcher and senior researcher at Istituto Superiore di Sanità.