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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Stephen Dewhurst
Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Phone: (585) 275-3216
Email Stephen
Research Interest:

Understanding the interaction of HIV with glial cells; Developing an improved live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV); Elucidating the host cell response to infection by viral pathogens (with emphasis on SARS-CoV-2 and Adeno-associated virus, AAV)

Postdoctoral Scholars

Raven Osborn
Raven Marlise Osborn
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Interest:

Using Applications of Network Theory to Understand How SARS-CoV-2 Evades the Innate Immune System

Graduate Students

Alaa Ahmed
Research Interest:

Improving LAIV Efficacy and Understanding Methods Underlying HIV Silencing in Astrocytes

Sebastian Bosch
Research Interest:

Understanding the Interaction of HIV With Human Microglial Cells, and its Relevance to HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND)

Justin Leach
Research Interest:

Elucidating the Molecular Basis of the Temperature Sensitivity of the Live-Attenuated Influenza Virus (LAIV) and Using that Knowledge to Create a Safer and More Effective Influenza Vaccine

Research Assistants

Jael Ernest Fleurant
Jael Ernest Fleurant
Undergraduate Student