Principal Investigator

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D. University of Rochester work Box 672 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 office: KMRB 3-9609 p 585-275-3216

Lab Alumni

Birgit Birgit Bradel-Tretheway, Ph.D.

Faculty, 2005 – 2009

Currently: Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University

Jonelle Mattiacio, Ph.D.

Faculty, 2011 – 2014

Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, St. John Fisher College, Rochester NY

Harshawardhan Bal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997 – 2000

Currently: Principal, Life Sciences Practice at InfoCepts, LLC

Birgit Bradel-Tretheway, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001 – 2005

Currently: Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University

Sheila Dollard, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1992 – 1995

Currently: Lab Director, Herpesvirus Section, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Shongshan Fan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001 – 2003

Currently: Associate Scientist, Temple University Health System

Dina Markowitz, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1996 – 1998

Currently: Professor and Director of Community Education and Outreach Programs, Dept. of Environmental Medicine, URMC.

Jonelle Mattiacio, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008 – 2011

Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, St. John Fisher College, Rochester NY

Jay McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998 – 1999

Currently: Associate Member, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, Port St. Lucie, FL

Fernando Ontiveros-Llamas, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 – 2012

Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, St. John Fisher College, Rochester NY

Oksana Polesskaya, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006 – 2010

Currently: Research Assistant Professor, URMC, Rochester, NY

Servio Ramirez, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004 – 2005

Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Christine Sanfilippo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004 – 2008

Currently: Senior Project Research Associate, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Ramil Sapinoro, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007 – 2008

Currently: Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY

David Skrincosky, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997 – 2000

Currently: Technical Director, Worthington Biochemicals, Freehold, NJ

Xiuqing Wang, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000 – 2002

Currently: Professor, Dept. of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Linda Whetter-Stefanksi, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1996 – 1998

Currently: Freelance science writer

Nanette van Loon, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1994 – 1997

Currently: Associate Professor of Science, City University of New York, Manhattan Borough Community College, New York, NY

Cindy Duke, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Student, 2003 – 2007

Currently: Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University

Cristina Capella-González, Ph.D.

Graduate Student

Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Hongyu Deng, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 1993 – 1997

Currently: Professor (Principle Investigator), Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

William Domm, Ph.D.

Graduate Student

Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester

Carrie Dykes, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 1993 – 1997

Currently: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center

David Easterhoff, Ph.D.

Graduate Student

Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Host Defense Research, Duke University

Vincent Fong, M.D., Ph.D.

Graduate Student

Currently: Intern and Resident, Internal Medicine Research Track, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Rahm Gummuluru, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 1991 – 1996

Currently: Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Boston University

Julie Richards Gunzier, M.D., Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 1999 – 2002

Currently: Pediatrician, Pediatricenter, Portland, OR

Pete Hocknell, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 1997 – 2002

Currently: Principal Scientist, Molecular Discovery Technologies, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boston, MA

Shekema Hodge-Chambers, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 1995 – 1999

Currently: Deputy Director, Sanofi Pasteur, Allentown, PA

Heather Lankes, Ph.D., MPH

Graduate Student, 2001 – 2006

Currently: Translational Research Scientist, GOG Statistical & Data Center,Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Casey Maguire, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 2001 – 2006

Currently: Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

Joanna Olsen, M.D., Ph.D.

Graduate Student

Currently: Resident in Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Servio Ramirez, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 1999 – 2004

Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Matt Renda, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 2002 – 2003

Currently: Associate Director of Submissions & Medical Writing , CE3 Inc., Greater NYC Area

Joe Sanchez, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 1999 – 2002

Currently: President, Gene to Protein (G2P) Consulting, Baltimore, MD

Kathlyn Santos-Alfonso, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 2001 – 2006

Currently: Project Manager, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Ramil Sapinoro, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 2001 – 2007

Currently: Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY

Jharon Silva, M.D., Ph.D.

Graduate Student

Currently: Medical Student, University of Rochester

Ketna Volcy, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 2005 – 2009

Currently: Independent Researcher

Ramothea Webster, M.D., Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 1999 – 2004

Currently: Major, Flight Surgeon, U.S. Air Force

Christine Zanghi, M.D., Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 2003 – 2006

Currently: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Virginia

Zhu (Julia) Zhen, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, 2002 – 2005

Currently: Senior Manager, Licensing & Innovation Partnerships, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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