Karen Ocwieja | Medical Services
Karen Ocwieja | Education
2014, Philadelphia, PA, US
2014, Philadelphia, PA
2016, Philadelphia, PA, US
2020, Boston, MA, US
Karen Ocwieja | Professional History
Karen Ocwieja earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Brown University. She completed a combined MD and PhD degree program at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her graduate research in Cellular and Molecular Biology was conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Frederic Bushman, where she studied HIV replication. She then completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Karen Ocwieja joined the Division of Infectious Diseases as faculty in 2020.
Dr. Ocwieja has research interests in the molecular mechanisms underlying viral infections and disease. As a member of the laboratory of Dr. Lee Gehrke at MIT, she focuses on understanding how congenital Zika virus infection causes microcephaly.