Smita Iyer

Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor in Residence

Center for Comparative Medicine
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology


Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19, (Principal Investigator), NIAID
Principal Investigator, Administrative Supplement “Immune Mechanisms Underlying Age-Related Neurodegeneration in HIV Infection, (Principal Investigator), NIA
Principal Investigator, Role of female genital mucosa associated CD4 T cells in vaccine-induced HIV Susceptibility, (Principal Investigator), NIH, NIAID
Principal Investigator, Immune Mechanisms Underlying Age-Related Neurodegeneration in HIV infection , (Principal Investigator), NIH, NIA
Collaborator, Corral and Kill" strategy for HIV eradication using MSC in an SIV model , Satya Dandekar (Principal Investigator), NIAID
Co-Investigator, Immunogenicity and Efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 stabilized prefusion Spike protein vaccines in infant rhesus macaques, Sallie Permar, Duke (Principal Investigator), NIAID
Principal Investigator, Investigating Convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 in a rhesus model, (Principal Investigator), George Mason University
Collaborator, Immunologic and virologic determinants of congenital Cytomegalovirus transmission and disease in rhesus monkeys, Peter Barry (Principal Investigator), NIAID
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2010 Rojas M, Iyer S, Co C, Brigham K: Animal models of Lung Injury: Role for Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Stem Cells in the Respiratory System, Appasani K, Appansani RK, (ed), Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, . 141-158.