Dr. Irene Bosch is a visiting scientist at M.I.T. and also an adjunct professor at Mt. Sinai University in New York. Dr. Bosch is an expert in dengue virus, and has traveled and collaborated extensively in the Americas to study dengue virus biology. Dr. Bosch research interests are to understand the pathogenesis of human RNA viruses, specifically flavivirus dengue and West Nile virus. She graduated from Harvard University, where she focused her studies on molecular biology of parasites, after that she did post-doctoral training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in Boston, where she worked on cancer research and on gene expression studies and differential display in cancer cells, and in conjunction with the Department of Human Retrovirology studying cytokine chemokine responses to HIV.