David Kittlesen

Kittlesen, David

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor of Biology, General Faculty, Biology


  • BA, Biology, St. Olaf College
  • PhD, Immunology, Washington University
  • Postdoc, Tumor immunology, University of Virginia
  • Postdoc, Viral immunology, University of Virginia

Contact Information

office: Chem 461
Dept of Biology, PO Box 400328
Charlottesville, Virginia
Telephone: (434) 982-5639
Email: djk3w@virginia.edu
Website: http://bio.as.virginia.edu/people/djk3w

Research Disciplines


Research Interests

Pedagogical innovation in undergraduate biology

Research Description

Following postdoctoral work with CIC Professors Slingluff and Hahn, I moved to the Department of Biology where I have been teaching Introduction to Immunology (Biol 3240) and Biological Therapy of Cancer (Biol 4390) since 1998. I also teach the cell biology and genetics semester of Introduction to Biology (Biol 2100), Microbiology lab (Biol 3270), and a small seminar for first semester undergrads titled, Why Haven’t We Cured Cancer? (COLA 1500).

Selected Publications