Robert Molestina, Ph.D.,
Senior Scientist, ATCC
Robert Molestina, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at ATCC. He manages the parasitic protozoa collection of BEI Resources and has served as the subject matter expert in the Protistology Laboratory overseeing the development of assays for molecular authentication of protists, optimization of culture and cryopreservation protocols, and implementation of small animal models for in vivo parasite propagation. Dr. Molestina’s recent work at ATCC resulted in the development of quantitative PCR assays to detect babesiosis in blood and proteomic analysis of Babesia infection in vivo. Dr. Molestina received his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky.