Brett David Lindenbach, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Departments & Organizations

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Microbial Pathogenesis

Molecular Virology

Molecular Virology

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology: Infectious Disease and Host-Pathogen Interaction | Microbiology: Viruses


Dr. Lindenbach received his B.S. from the University of Illinois, and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied the replication of RNA viruses. He completed postdoctoral studies with Dr. Paul Ahlquist at the HHMI/University of Wisconsin and with Dr. Charlie Rice at The Rockefeller University, where he developed the first robust cell culture model of hepatitis C virus. Dr. Lindenbach has been a member of the Yale faculty since 2006.

Education & Training

PhD Washington University School of Medicine, Immunology (1999)
PhD Washington University School of Medicine (1999)
BS University of Illinois (1990)
Research Associate The Rockefeller University
Postdoctoral Fellow HHMI/University of Wisconsin

Honors & Recognition

  • Top Peer Reviewer 2009–2014Journal of Virology (2014)

  • Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Scholar AwardEdward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation (2007)

  • Kingsley Fellowship in Medical ResearchYale University (2006)

  • Howard Temin Award (K01)National Cancer Institute (2005)

  • Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Medical Scientist Fellow.Washington University (1999)

  • Lucille P. Markey Student Fellowship in Human Pathobiology.Washington University (1993)

Professional Service

  • Editorial Board Member Journal of Virology (2005)

  • U19 Study Section NIH/NIAID (2009)

  • Associate Editor Hepatology (2011 - 2016)

  • NIH VIRA Study Section National Institutes of Health (2014 - 2020)

  • Lifetime Member American Society for Virology (1997)

  • Member American Society of Cell Biology (2012)

  • Member American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (2012)

  • Member American Society for Microbiology (2007)

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