Walther H Mothes, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Departments & Organizations


Microbial Pathogenesis: Mothes Lab

Molecular Virology: Virology laboratories

Office of Student Research

Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology: Immunology & Host Response; Viruses | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Pathogen-Cell Interactions


Dr. Mothes studied chemistry (Diploma 1993) and received a Ph.D. in cell biology (Humboldt-University Berlin, 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 started his own laboratory at Yale University in 2001. Dr. Mothes was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007 and received Tenure in 2011.

Education & Training

PhD Humboldt University of Berlin (1998)
BC Humboldt University of Berlin (1993)

International Activity

  • HIV Research Germany; France; United Kingdom; Singapore (2008)

    Professor Mothes conducts collaborative work with German, French, British, and Singaporean researchers on HIV virology.

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Contact Info

Walther H Mothes, PhD
Mailing Address
Boyer Center for Molecular MedicineSection of Microbial Pathogenesis
295 Congress Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519

Curriculum Vitae

The Mothes Laboratory