Lisa Pinatti

Graduate Student


I graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2016 with a BS in Biology. I started in at the University of Michigan in 2016 and was awarded the Bernard Maas Fellowship. I am completing my PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Thomas Carey.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the role of HPV in the carcinogenesis of head and neck cancer. I am specifically interested in the process of viral integration into the host genome and its effects on cellular gene expression.


Molecular biology, cell culture, CRISPR, next generation sequencing


Bernard Maas Fellowship


Cancer Bio Mentor