Scott Sieg, Ph.D.

Scott Sieg, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine.  He is a trainer in the Departments of Pathology and Molecular and Microbiology.  In addition to overseeing his own research laboratory, Dr. Sieg is the Director of the CFAR Immune Function Core Laboratory and Associate Director of the Cancer Center Imaging Core.  Dr. Sieg grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated with a B.S. from La Roche College where he worked on his first science project that aimed to synthesize nucleic acid polymers under prebiotic conditions.  He next graduated from Duquesne University with a M.S. in Biology.  At Duquesne, he studied the effects of water acidification on crayfish pheromone communication.  Dr. Sieg graduated from CWRU with his Ph.D. in 1996 from the laboratory of David Kaplan, where he studied parainfluenza virus.  His current research centers on various aspects of HIV immunology and more recently, he is expanding his studies into areas of cancer immunology.  Dr. Sieg has a wife, Francesca, who he met at Duquesne University and three “children,” Jessica, Jacob & Jenny, who are rapidly transforming into real people (adults).   Dr. Sieg likes working out, gardening and messing up home repairs.  He used to read books and coach basketball.  Overall, Dr. Sieg is probably the most boring member of the research group and he likes it that way.