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Andrea Bertke, PhD

Associate Professor
Andrea Bertke
Room 2030
Integrated Life Sciences Building (ILSB)
1981 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Dr. Andrea Bertke is an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases in Public Health in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.

PhD, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

BS, Microbiology, Bowling Green State University

Dr. Bertke did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco in neurovirology and the University of Texas Medical Branch investigating emerging RNA viruses.

Dr. Bertke was also previously Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience in the San Francisco State University Health Professions Program.

Dr. Bertke conducts research comparing the mechanisms by which HSV-1 and HSV-2 establish latent infection and reactivate to cause different presentations and outcomes of recurrent disease, and the role of the autonomic nervous system in these processes. 

  • Principles of Infectious Disease
  • Neglected and Emerging Infectious Diseases