Brett Lindenbach, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and of Comparative Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Microbial Pathogenesis

Comparative Medicine

Center for RNA Science and Medicine

Liver Center

Molecular Virology: Virology Laboratories

Yale Cancer Center: Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Office of Cooperative Research


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 and received tenure in 2017.

Education & Training

PhD Washington University School of Medicine, Immunology (1999)
PhD Washington University School of Medicine (1999)
BS University of Illinois (1990)
Research Associate The Rockefeller University
Postdoctoral Fellow HHMI/University of Wisconsin

Honors & Recognition

  • Top Peer Reviewer 2009–2014Journal of Virology (2014)

  • Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Scholar AwardEdward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation (2007)

  • Kingsley Fellowship in Medical ResearchYale University (2006)

  • Howard Temin Award (K01)National Cancer Institute (2005)

  • Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Medical Scientist Fellow.Washington University (1999)

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

Professional Service

  • National Institutes of Health (2014 - 2020) NIH VIRA Study Section

  • American Society of Cell Biology (2012 - Present) Member

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (2012 - Present) Member

  • Hepatology (2011 - 2016) Associate Editor

  • NIH/NIAID (2009 - Present) Representative

  • American Society for Microbiology (2007 - Present) Member

  • Journal of Virology (2005 - 2016) Editorial Board Member

  • American Society for Virology (1997 - Present) Member

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Contact Info

Brett Lindenbach, PhD
Mailing Address
Microbial PathogenesisDepartment of Microbial Pathogenesis
295 Congress Ave

New Haven, CT 06536-0812

Lindenbach Lab

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