Elvia Silva, MS
Graduate Student

Department of Pathology
1023 ML
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242


Bachelor of Science in Biology - San Jose State University
Master of Science in Biology - California State University, Los Angeles


The Badovinac lab studies both CD8 T cell responses in infections/immunizations and immune responses in septic hosts. My current research focus is on evaluating corticosterone responses during sepsis and their downstream role in modulating disease. Also, I am using murine hepatitis virus (MHV-1) to define the extent to which murine corona virus infection of susceptible mouse strains evokes sepsis-like disease.

Publications associated with the lab

  1. Silva EE, C Skon-Hegg, VP Badovinac, and TS Griffith.  The calm after the storm: Implications of sepsis immunoparalyses on host immunity.  J Immunol (in press) (2023)
  2. Jensen IJ, PW McGonagill, RR Berton, BA Wagner, EE Silva, GR Buettner, TS Griffith, and VP Badovinac. Prolonged ROS production following septic insult. Immunohorizons 5: 477-488 (2021) [PubMed]