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Walther Mothes, PhD

Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

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Walther Mothes, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Microbial Pathogenesis

    Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, 295 Congress Avenue

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



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 received Tenure in 2011, was promoted to Full Professor in 2016, and became the Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine in 2021.

Education & Training

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


  • 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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