Alfred J Zullo PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Biographical Info

Dr. Zullo, a New Haven native, graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Biochemistry. He then went on to receive his Ph.D in Biological Sciences from Purdue University. Dr. Zullo completed post-doctoral training at both the Harvard School of Public Health and the Duke Human Vaccine Institute before becoming an Associate Research Scientist at Yale in 2012.

Throughout his training and career, Dr. Zullo has had a strong interest in Immunology, Biochemistry, and Infectious Disease, and over the years has studied diverse topics including immune system development, mycobacterial biochemistry, and host autophagy. At present, Dr. Zullo is studying how genes involved in Parkinson’s Disease impact immune system development and function.

Education & Training

Fairfield University (2000)
Purdue University (2005)
Post-doctoral fellow
Harvard School of Public Health
Post-doctoral fellow
Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Research Associate, Sr
Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Honors & Recognition

  • Post-doctoral fellowship (2006-2008)
    Arthritis Foundation 
  • Purdue University Hickory Stick Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Biochemistry (2004)
    Purdue University 
  • Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research (2003)
    Sigma Xi 
  • Purdue University Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Pre-doctoral Training Grant (2001-2003)
    Purdue University 

Professional Service

  • Reviewer, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (9/1/2011 - 1/1/2015)
  • Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry, Catawba College (1/1/2011 - 5/1/2011)

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