Program Members


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Walther Mothes, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

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Wendell Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Pathology

Section Chief, Otolaryngology

Co-Director Molecular Virology Research Program

Director, Head & Neck Cancer Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Clinical Interests

Biopsy; Clinical Trials as Topic; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Laryngeal Neoplasms; Lymphoma; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin; Medical Oncology; Mouth Neoplasms; Neoplasms; Neoplasms, Unknown Primary; Otolaryngology; Sarcoma; Skin Neoplasms; General Surgery; Thyroid Neoplasms; Tracheal Neoplasms; Antineoplastic Protocols; Early Detection of Cancer; Vocal Cord Dysfunction


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Janet Brandsma, PhD

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Comparative Medicine and of Pathology

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Daniel DiMaio, MD, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Therapeutic Radiology

Scientific Director, Yale Cancer Center

Deputy Director, Yale Cancer Center

Research Interests

Neoplasms; Tumor Virus Infections; Virus Diseases; Polyomaviridae; Papillomaviridae

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Ayman El-Guindy, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease)

Research Interests

Tumor Virus Infections; Epstein-Barr Virus Infections

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Jorge Galan, PhD, DVM

Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Professor of Cell Biology

Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Bacteriology; Genetics, Microbial; Microbiology

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Andrew Goodman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

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Stanley Hudnall, MD

Professor of Pathology and of Laboratory Medicine

Director, Hematopathology Program

Associate Medical Director, Precipio Diagnostics, LLC

Research Interests

Bone Marrow Examination; Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases; Herpesviridae; Hodgkin Disease; Immune System Diseases; Macrophages; Monocytes; Virus Diseases; Molecular Probe Techniques; Herpesvirus 6, Human; Immunophenotyping; Virus Latency; Tumor Escape; Epstein-Barr Virus Infections

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Natalia Issaeva, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology, Surgery Department

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Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

Professor of Immunobiology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Benjamin Judson, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Associate Residency Program Director, Otolaryngology

Medical Director, Ambulatory Clinics, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Research Interests

Neoplasms; Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases

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Susan Kaech, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunobiology

HHMI Early Career Scientist

Research Interests

T-Lymphocytes; Turkey; Vaccines; Global Health; Developmental Biology; Infectious Disease Medicine