Brett David Lindenbach PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Microbiology

Molecular Virology

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Microbial Pathogenesis

Molecular Virology


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.


  • B.S., University of Illinois , 1990
  • Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine , 1999

Selected Publication

  • Kazakov T, Yang F, Ramanathan HN, Kohlway A, Diamond MS, Lindenbach BD (2015) "Hepatitis C virus RNA replication depends on specific cis- and trans-acting activities of viral nonstructural proteins." PLoS Pathogens 11(4):e1004817.

Latest Honor and Recognition

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