Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis
Dr. Mothes studied chemistry (Diploma 1993) and received a Ph.D. in cell biology (1998) for his studies on protein secretion and membrane protein integration at the endoplasmic reticulum under the mentorship of Dr. Tom Rapoport at Harvard Medical School. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. John Young and James Cunningham on retroviral entry before he assumed his current position at Yale University in 2001.
Postdoctoral Associate in Microbial Pathogenesis
The Mothes lab thought that it is cool to images retroviruses in HEK293 cells, but the relevance was unclear. Thus, I am happy to report that we can visualize virally infected cells directly in living animals.