Laura Palermo is a lecturer in history at the New School and Undergraduate History Advisor. Dr. Palermo holds a Ph.D. in Virology from Cornell University and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine. Previously, Dr. Palermo was appointed Associate Research Scientist (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at Columbia Medical Center and Instructor at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Palermo taught first year medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Professor Palermo has published extensively in the field of virology and has more than 20 original articles in top peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Palermo received several grants and fellowships during her career, and she is actively engaged in helping students to obtain support to advance their careers.
At The New School, Dr. Palermo teaches courses on the history of science, especially on the global histories of disease, viruses and vaccines in history, and the history of medicine.
Ph.D. in Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University, 2006
B.A in Biology, University of Buenos Aires, 1999
American Society for Virology
First Year Seminar
Global Hist of Disease
Global Hist of Disease (Spring 2019)
Independent Senior Project (Spring 2020)
Power and Biology (Spring 2020)