Bria Carlisle-Thaniel ’16

Research scientist for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and adjunct professor for Brightpoint Community College and Germanna Community College


In her work as a research scientist for the U.S. Department of Defense, Carlisle-Thaniel conducts research for the DOD and Navy focused on protecting the security of our country.

She was previously employed as a lead biologist at ATCC (American Type Culture Collection), where she utilized a variety of microbiological techniques to propagate mammalian viruses in cell culture and embryonic chicken eggs.

She has worked in several research positions throughout her career and has gained many laboratory and research skills including microbiological, molecular, virological, and clinical chemical techniques.

Carlisle-Thaniel is also an adjunct professor at both Germanna Community College and Brightpoint Community College, where she teaches introductory microbiology and biology.