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Rebecca F. Kiser, M.S.

Scientific Program Manager

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD 21702-1201

Tel: 301-846-5592
Fax: 301-846-5588


Rebecca F. Kiser received her B.S. in Biochemistry from VA Tech in 1979 and her Master’s Degree in 1989 from Hood College in Biomedical Sciences, Immunology Option. Since 1998, she has served as both as Scientific Program Manager for the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program.

Recent Publications

  1. Kline C, Ndjomou J, Franks T, Kiser R, Coalter V, Smedley J, Piatak M, Mellors J, Lifson J, Ambrose Z: Persistence of viral reservoirs in multiple tissues after antiretroviral therapy suppression in a macaque RT-SHIV model. PLoS One 8(12):e84275, 2013. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084275. eCollection 2013. PMID: 24367650
  2. Hatziioannou T, Ambrose Z, Chung NPY, Piatak MJr, Yuan F, Trubey CM, Coalter V, Kiser R, Schneider D, Smedley J, Pung R, Gathuka M, Estes JD, Veazey RS, KewalRamani VN, Lifson JD, Bieniasz PD: A macaque model of HIV-1 infection. PNAS 106:4425-4429, 2009.
  3. Lifson JD, Rossio JL, Piatak MJr, Bess JJr, Chertova E, Schneider DK, Coalter V, Poore B, Kiser R, Imming RJ, Scarzello AJ, Henderson LE, Alvord WG, Hirsch VM, Benveniste RE, Arthur LO: Evaluation of the safety, immunogenicity, and protective efficacy of whole inactivated simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) vaccines with conformationally and functionally intact envelope glycoproteins. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 20:772-787, 2004.
  4. Lifson JD, Piatak M, Rossio JL, Bess J, Chertova E, Schneider D, Kiser R, Coalter V, Poore B, Imming R, Desrosiers RC, Henderson LE, Arthur LO: Whole inactivated SIV virion vaccines with functional envelope glycoproteins: Safety, immunogenicity, and activity against intrarectal challenge. J Med Primatol 31:205-216, 2002.
  5. Lifson JD, Rossio JL, Piatak M, Parks T, Li L, Kiser R, Coalter V, Fisher B, Flynn BM, Czajak S, Hirsch VM, Reimann KA, Schmitz JE, Ghrayeb J, Bischofberger N, Nowak MA, Desrosiers RC, Wodarz D: Role of CD8+ lymphocytes in control of simian immunodeficiency virus infection and resistance to rechallenge after transient early antiretroviral treatment. J Virol 75:10187-10199, 2001.
  6. Lifson JD, Rossio JL, Arnaout R, Li L, Parks TL, Schneider DM, Kiser RF, Coalter VJ, Walsh G, Imming RJ, Fisher B, Flynn BM, Bischofberger N, Piatak MJr, Hirsch VM, Nowak MA, Wodarz D: Containment of SIV infection: Cellular immune responses and protection from rechallenge following transient post-inoculation antiretroviral treatment. J Virol 74:2584-2593, 2000.


  • Patricia C. Grove, Administrative Assistant
  • Shannon R. Tucker, Secretary II
  • Gaby Dasema, Production Technician

IT Support

  • Jing Fong, Database Programmer III
  • Yihui Gong, Program Analyst II