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Kylene Kehn-Hall, MS, PhD

Professor
  • Virology
Kylene Kehn-Hall
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Integrated Life Science Building, Room 2035
1981 Kraft Drive
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061


PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2006
The George Washington University
Washington, DC

MS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2002
The George Washington University

Washington, DC

BS, Chemistry, 2001

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

BS, Biology, 2000
Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

  • Encephalitic alphaviruses, Rift Valley fever virus, and SARS-CoV-2
  • Identifying critical host factors that are necessary for viral replication and/or pathogenesis
  • Evaluating small molecule inhibitors that target essential host-based events for their therapeutic potential
  • Developing novel diagnostic tools to enable the early detection of viral infections

2020-present
Professor, Virology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2019-2020
Associate Director

School of Systems Biology
George Mason University
Manassas, VA

2014-2020
Associate Professor

George Mason University
National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases
Manassas, VA

2014-2018
Graduate Program Director

School of Systems Biology
George Mason University
Manassas, VA

2009-2014
Assistant Professor

George Mason University
National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases
Manassas, VA

2009-2014
Adjunct Assistant Professor

The George Washington University
Washington, DC

2007-2009
Assistant Research Professor

The George Washington University
Washington, DC

2007
Research Scientist

True Research Foundation
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
Fort Detrick, MD

2006-2007
Postdoctoral Fellow, Forensic Science

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
FBI Academy
Quantico, VA

  • American Society for Virology
  • American Society for Microbiology