Program Members


Mothes, Walther H

  • Office:(203) 737-2203

Yarbrough, Wendell

Clinical Interests:head & neck cancer; ent cancer, oral cancer, oropharyngeal cancer;throat cancer, laryngeal cancer;voice box cancer, head and neck cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, human papilloma virus, human papillomavirus, salivary cancer, acidic cell carcinoma, adenoid cystic, adenoid cystic carcinoma, mucoepidermoid, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, thyroid cancer, well-differentiated thyroid cancer, medullary cancer, medullary, papillary thyroid cancer, papillary, follicular thyroid cancer, follicular, anaplastic thyroid cancer, anaplastic, lymphoma, skin cancer, melanoma, lip cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, base of tongue cancer, nasal cancer, sinus cancer, esthesioneuroblastoma, buccal cancer, palate cancer, soft palate, hard palate, soft palate cancer, soft palate cancer

  • Appt:(203) 200-4622


Brandsma, Janet L

Research Interests:Molecular biology of papillomavirus pathogenesis; Development of protective and therapeutic vaccines for the treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated disease; Vaccines; Virology

  • Office:(203) 785-4401

DiMaio, Daniel C.

Research Interests:Molecular Biology of Tumor Viruses; Mechanisms of Viral Carcinogenesis; Molecular Basis of Cell Growth Regulation and Senescence; Manipulating Cells and Viruses with Artificial Transmembrane Proteins; Oncogenes; Senescence; Signal Transduction; Trans-membrane Proteins; Tumor Suppressor Genes; Virology; Virus

  • Office:(203) 785-2684

El-Guindy, Ayman Sayed

Research Interests:DNA replication; Tumor virus; Herpesvirus; Oncogenic; Transcription factor; Replication protein; Phosphorylation; Protein modification; Kinase

    Galan, Jorge E

    Research Interests:Microbial Pathogenesis; Host/pathogen interaction

    • Office:(203) 737-2404

    Goodman, Andrew

    Research Interests:Microbiota; Microbiome; Genomics; Gnotobiotic; Germfree; Symbiosis; Gut; Flora; Bacteria; Pathogen

      Hudnall, Stanley David

      Research Interests:Tumor immunology; Chronic inflammation; Tumor viruses

      • Office:(203) 737-1221

      Issaeva, Natalia

      Research Interests:Oncogenes and tumor suppressors; DNA replication and repair; P53 regulation and signaling; Head and neck cancer; Human papilloma virus

      • Office:(203) 737-6341
      • Appt:(203) 785-5430

      Iwasaki, Akiko

      Research Interests:Innate immunity; Autophagy; Inflammasomes; Sexually transmitted infections; Herpes simplex virus; Human papillomavirus; Respiratory virus infections; Influenza infection; T cell immunity; Commensal bacteria

      • Office:(203) 785-2919
      • Lab:(203) 785-7662

      Judson, Benjamin L.

      • Appt:(203) 200-4622

      Kaech, Susan

      Research Interests:Mechanisms of memory T cell development; Developmental Biology; Immunobiology; Immunology; Vaccine; Immunobiology; T-Cells; Vaccines; Adaptive immunity and immunological memory to viruses

      • Office:(203) 737-2423
      • Lab:(203) 785-7661

      Kriegel, Martin Alexander

      Research Interests:Microbiome; Commensals; Host-microbiota interactions; Lymphocytes; Autoimmunity; Th17 cells; Antiphospholipid syndrome; Beta2-glycoprotein; Lupus; Type 1 diabetes

      • Lab:(203) 785-7491
      • Appt:(203) 287-6200

      Kumar, Priti

      Research Interests:RNA interference (RNAi)-based strategies for treating viral infections

      • Office:(203) 737-3580

      Lindenbach, Brett David

      Research Interests:Cell Biology; Enveloped Viruses; Hepatitis; Hepatitis C Virus; Molecular Biology; Positive-strand RNA Viruses; RNA; Virology; Virus

      • Office:(203) 785-4705
      • Lab:(203) 785-2377

      Means, Robert

      Research Interests:Viruses; Immune responses; AIDS-associated cancers; KSHV; Adverse pregnancy events; Oncogenesis; Cancer metabolism; Tumor virology; Herpesviruses

      • Office:(203) 785-6160
      • Lab:(203) 785-7614

      Miller, I George, Jr

      Research Interests:Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV); Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV); Tumor virology

      • Office:(203) 785-4758
      • Appt:(203) 785-4730

      Mothes, Walther H

      Research Interests:cell biology; retroviral replication; retroviruses; immune; viral biology; genetic; biochemical; cell imaging; Viral entry and exit; Retroviruses including HIV

      • Office:(203) 737-2203

      Paintsil, Elijah

      Research Interests:HIV translational research; Cellular pharmacology of HIV-RT inhibitors in relation to clinical toxicities; Fitness and evolution of HIV drug resistant mutants; Molecular epidemiology and dynamics of HIV/HCV transmission

      • Office:(203) 785-4730
      • Lab:(203) 785-7119

      Pyle, Anna Marie

      Research Interests:Structure and function of catalytic RNA; RNA helicase mechanisms; Computational analysis of RNA structure

      • Office:(203) 432-5633

      Robek, Michael

      Research Interests:Virus-host interactions; Viral immunology; Hepatitis viruses; Interferon

      • Office:(203) 785-6174
      • Lab:(203) 785-7672

      Rose, John K

      Research Interests:Virology; Vaccine and gene expression vectors based on rhabdoviruses; Membrane protein assembly, transport and targeting; Viral assembly

      • Office:(203) 785-6184

      Santin, Alessandro D.

      Research Interests:Mutational landscape of gynecolocic tumors; Therapeutic vaccine development for gynecologic malignancies; Tumor immunology; Immunotherapy; Tumor angiogenesis; Radiation biology; Experimental therapeutics in gynecologic oncology

      • Office:(203) 737-4450
      • Appt:(203) 200-4176

      Schlieker, Christian

      Research Interests:DYT1 Dystonia, Membrane dynamics; Torsin ATPases; Alternative nuclear transport (nuclear egress); Protein quality control; viral pathogenesis

      • Office:(203) 432-5035

      Steitz, Joan A

      Research Interests:Autoantibodies; Gene Expression; RNA; RNA Processing; SnRNPs; Viral Transformation

      • Office:(203) 737-4418

      Sutton, Richard

      Research Interests:HIV replication and the development of small animal models of HIV; HIV vectors; HIV replication and gene transfer into non-dividing cells

      • Office:(203) 737-3648
      • Lab:(203) 737-3632

      Tattersall, Peter John

      Research Interests:Biochemistry; Genetics; Parvoviruses; DNA replication; Gene therapy; Oncolytic virus; Vaccines; Vectors; Viral replication and vectors

      • Office:(203) 785-4586
      • Lab:(203) 785-6517

      Van den Pol, Anthony N.

      Research Interests:Hypothalamus; Neuroendocrinology; Neural control of energy homeostasis; Neuropeptide modulation of amino acid transmitter actions; Hypocretin/orexin and MCH neurons; Neurovirology; Viral vectors; Oncolytic viruses

      • Office:(203) 785-5823

      Xiong, Yong

      Research Interests:Innate immune systems; HIV; fatty acid synthase (FAS); polyketide synthase (PKS); Viral vectors

      • Office:(203) 436-2608

      Yarbrough, Wendell

      Research Interests:Head and neck oncology; Salivary oncology; Mouse modeling of human cancer; Human-in-mouse cancer models; Tumor suppressor activity; Molecular defects in cancer; NF-kappa B; NF-kB; Signaling; DNA damage; Human papilloma virus; HPV

      • Appt:(203) 200-4622