Who we are:


Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D. (principal investigator, safety plan writer)

Elizabeth Aguilera (graduate student)

Andrea Erickson, Ph.D. (postdoctoral fellow)

Palmy Jesudhasan, Ph.D. (research scientist)

Lauren Luethy (graduate student)

Christopher Robinson, Ph.D. (postdoctoral fellow)

Yao Wang (graduate student)



What we do:


We have research projects in several areas related to RNA viruses, pathogenesis, viral evolution, viral population dynamics, host barriers, vaccines, and antiviral treatment response. Our overall goal is to understand virus-host interactions that impact the development of disease. For more details, see our research page.


  1. 1.Poliovirus and yellow fever virus population dynamics during trafficking in an infected host, and identification of host barriers that limit viral spread.

                                               

  1. 2.Neurotropic virus trafficking barriers.


  1. 3.The effect of the gut microbiota on enteric virus replication, shedding, and pathogenesis.



Our location:

    Mailing address:

        University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

        5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

        Dallas, TX  75390-9048


    Physical address:

        University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

        NL4.110M       

        6000 Harry Hines Blvd.

        Dallas, TX  75390-9048


   Lab phone: (214) 648-5627

    Julie’s office phone: (214) 648-8775

Julie Pfeiffer, Andrea Erickson, Palmy Jesudhasan, Chris Robinson, Lauren Luethy, Elizabeth Aguilera, Yao Wang

Poliovirus virion, 2010

Sharon Kuss explains her project using colored pencils:

The Alamo (Lauren’s titer plate art)