Dr. Liberatore has over 10 years of research experience developing and directing discovery and proof-of-concept studies using multiple models of human diseases. Her postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Bieniasz at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, an affiliate of The Rockefeller University, were focused on understanding viral pathogenesis, with a primary focus on retroviruses. Her work contributed to the understanding of virus-host interactions and the mechanisms by which certain antiretroviral restriction factors can inhibit the spread of retroviruses.
She also developed a novel system with which to elicit antiviral antibodies and study the interaction between HIV and its cellular receptors. Dr. Liberatore received her PhD in Cellular, Molecular, and Biophysical Studies from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.