Michael Robek, PhD

Visiting Research Scientist in Pathology; Director of Graduate Studies

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center: Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

Discovery to Cure Internship

Molecular Virology

Robek Lab

Office of Cooperative Research


Michael Robek has over twenty years of experience in virology and immunology research. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis from Washington University in 2000, he carried out his postdoctoral research at The Scripps Research Institute, where he studied the immune response to hepatitis B virus (HBV). Dr. Robek has a broad background in virology, cytokines, and vaccines. Over the past eight years as a faculty member in the Department of Pathology at Yale University, Dr. Robek’s research has been aimed at understanding how virus-host interactions might be therapeutically manipulated in new ways to control chronic virus infection, with an emphasis on HBV. The discoveries made by his lab have not only provided basic new insight into HBV replication and pathogenesis, but have also identified new potential targets for therapy.

Education & Training

PhD Washington University (2000)
BS Case Western Reserve Univ (1994)
Fellow The Scripps Research Institute

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Michael Robek, PhD
Office Location
Department of PathologyLauder Hall
310 Cedar Street, Ste LH 315A

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Department of Pathology310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023

Robek Lab