Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Section Chief, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine
Viruses are small, non-cellular life forms that must infect host cells to propagate. Many of mankind’s most dreaded diseases are caused by viral pathogens, and much virus research is focused on making discoveries to alleviate or prevent viral diseases.
The study of viruses has also played a seminal role in our understanding of molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, and cancer biology. Yale has a rich tradition in virus research that continues to thrive.
Beyond the Department, many other Yale researchers study viruses. Additional information can be found on the Yale Molecular Virology.
Faculty and Labs
- Host factors involved in West Nile virus infection; innate antiviral responses and vaccine design.
Associate Professor Term; Director of Graduate Studies, Microbiology PhD Program of Biological and Biomedical SciencesHo Lab Genetics; HIV; Immunotherapy; Microbiology; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Transcriptome; Epigenetic Repression.
Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Director of Graduate Admissions, The BBS Microbiology Track; Director, Yale Predoctoral Training Program in Virology, Virology Laboratories; Chartered Member, Study Section: NIH: NIAID- AIDS Discovery And Development Of Therapeutics, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesSmall animal models of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and flavivirus infection; siRNA-mediated clearance of viruses in vivo.
Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and of Comparative MedicineHepatitis C virus (HCV) assembly; reverse genetics systems and live cell imaging of HCV, yellow fever virus, and other positive-strand RNA viruses. Lindenbach Lab
Professor of Microbial PathogenesisSignal Transduction; Cryoelectron Microscopy. Liu Lab
Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis; Co-Leader, Cancer MicrobiologyCell biology of retrovirus transmission; live cell imaging of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other retroviruses; innate antiviral pathways. Mothes Lab
Professor; Chief, Infectious Diseases, at VACT, MedicineSmall animal models of HIV; cellular determinants of HIV assembly and tropism, determinants of HIV elite control.