Erin H. Graf, PhD, D(ABMM)

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-9857



B.S. (Cell Biology, & Molecular Genetics, Minor in English)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD , 2005.
P.h.D. (Cell & Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013.

Specialty Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Medical Microbiology, 2015

Postgraduate Training

CDC/APHL Emerging Infectious Diseases Advanced Laboratory Training, University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory, Iowa City, IA, 2007-2008
ASM Committee on Postgraduate Education Fellowship in Medical Microbiology & Infectious Disease Serology, University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013-2015

Awards and Honors

Howard Huges Medical Institute Med-into-Grad Scholar, 2008-2013
Young Investigator Award, 18th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Boston, MA, 2011
President Gutmann Leadership Award, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Young Investigator Award, 19th annual Conference on Retroviruses & Opportunistic Infections, Seattle, WA, 2012
HIV Pathogenesis T32 predoctoral training grant recipient, 2012-2013
Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Travel Award, 2012
University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology Research Grant Award, 2013
First Place for Fellows' Research Presentations, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 2014

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Society for Microbiology, 2011 - Present
Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of ASM, 2012 - Present
Association for Molecular Pathology, 2014 - Present

Web Links

Selected Publications

Urine antigen tests for the diagnosis of respiratory infections: Legionellosis, Histoplasmosis, Pneumococcal pneumonia

Couturier MR, Graf EH, Griffin AT, Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 34(2): 219-236, 2014

Quantitation of integrated proviral DNA in viral reservoirs

Graf EH, O’Doherty U, Curr Opin HIV AIDS 8(2): 100-5, 2013

Comparative analysis of measures of viral reservoirs in HIV-1 eradication studies. PLoS Pathogens

Eriksson S*, Graf EH*, Dahl V*, Strain MC*, Yukl S*, Lysenko ES, BoschRJ, Lai J, Chioma S, Emad F, Abdel-Mohsen M, Hoh R, Hecht F, Hunt P, Somosouk M, Wong JK, Siliciano RF, Richman D, O’Doherty U, Palmer S, Deeks SG, Siliciano JD, PLoS Pathogens 9((2)): e1003174, 2013

Gag-positive reservoir cells are susceptible to HIV-specific cytotoxic-T lymphocyte mediated clearance in vitro and can be detected in vivo.

Graf EH, Pace MJ, Peterson BA, Lynch LJ, Chukwulebe S, Mexas AM, Shaheen F, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Connors M, Migueles SA and O’Doherty U, PLoS One 8((8)): e71879, 2013

Prospective Antiretroviral Treatment of Asymptomatic, HIV-1 Infected Controllers

Hatano H, Yukl SA, Ferre AL, Graf EH, Somsouk M, Sinclair E, Abdel-Mohsen M, Liegler T, Harvill K, Hoh R, Palmer S, Bacchetti P, Hunt PW, Martin JN, McCune JM, Tracy RP, Busch MP, O'Doherty U, Schacklett BL, Wong JK, Deeks SG, PLoS Pathogens 9((10)): e1003691, 2013

HIV 2-long terminal repeat circular DNA is stable in primary CD4+T cells

Pace MJ*, Graf EH* and O’Doherty U, Virology 6822((7)): 143-8, 2013

Concurrent Measures of Total And Integrated HIV DNA Monitor Reservoirs And Ongoing Replication In Eradication Trials

Mexas AM, Graf EH, Pace MJ, Yu JJ, Papasavvas E, Azzoni L, Busch MP, Di Mascio M, Foulkes AS, Migueles SA, Montaner LJ, O’Doherty U, AIDS 26((18):): 2295-306, 2012

Directly infected resting CD4+T cells can produce HIV Gag without spreading infection in a model of HIV latency

Pace MJ, Graf EH, Agosto LM, Mexas AM, Male F, Brady T, Bushman FD, O’Doherty, PLoS Pathogens 8((7)): e1002818, 2012