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Brett Lindenbach, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and of Comparative Medicine



Dr. Lindenbach is an expert on the Flaviviridae, a large family of enveloped, positive-strand RNA viruses, including several important human and animal pathogens. Dr. Lindenbach received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Immunology from Washington University in St. Louis.  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 values an inclus team-building approach to mentorship.

Education & Training

  • Research Associate
    The Rockefeller University (2006)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    HHMI/University of Wisconsin (2002)
  • PhD
    Washington University School of Medicine, Immunology (1999)
  • BS
    University of Illinois, Biology (1990)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Top Peer Reviewer 2009–2014Journal of Virology2014
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Scholar AwardEdward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation2007
Kingsley Fellowship in Medical ResearchYale University2006
Howard Temin Award (K01)National Cancer Institute2005
Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Medical Scientist Fellow.Washington University1999
Lucille P. Markey Student Fellowship in Human Pathobiology.Washington University1993

Professional Service

International Symposium on Hepatitis C, Flaviviruses, and Related VirusesChairperson2020 - 2022
International Symposium on Hepatitis C, Flaviviruses, and Related VirusesBoard Member2017 - 2022
National Institutes of HealthNIH VIRA Study Section2014 - 2020
American Society of Cell BiologyMember2012 - Present
American Association for the Study of Liver DiseaseMember2012 - Present
HepatologyAssociate Editor2011 - 2016
NIH/NIAIDRepresentative2009 - Present
American Society for MicrobiologyMember2007 - Present
Journal of VirologyEditorial Board Member2005 - 2027
American Society for VirologyMember1997 - Present

Departments & Organizations