Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D., Principal Investigator: Julie.Pfeiffer@UTSouthwestern.edu

B.A. in Microbiology, Miami University, 1992-1996

Ph.D. in Microbiology (with Alice Telesnitsky, Ph.D.), University of Michigan, 1996-2001

Postdoctoral Fellow (with Karla Kirkegaard, Ph.D.), Stanford University, 2001-2005

Assistant Professor of Microbiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2006-2012

Associate Professor of Microbiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2012-present

       

2012 Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases

2007 Pew Scholar

2002 Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow

2001 MacNeal Distinguished Thesis Award, University of Michigan

Andrea Erickson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Andrea.Erickson@UTSouthwestern.edu

B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 2001

Ph.D. in Microbiology (with Michael Gale, Ph.D.), UT Southwestern, 2008


Arbovirus host barriers.

Chris Etheredge, Research Technician II

B.S. in Biology, Texas A&M University, 2003


Developing a model of transmission bottlenecks.


Current position: Mission work in Africa (Zambia)

Karen Lancaster, Graduate Student, Molecular Microbiology Program

B.S. in Neuroscience/Psychology, Denison University, 2005

Ph.D. in Microbiology, UT Southwestern, 2011


Neurotropic virus trafficking barriers.


Current position: Postdoctoral fellowship split between Fox Chase Cancer Center

(with Glenn Rall, Ph.D.) and Princeton University (with Lynn Enquist, Ph.D.)

Past Members:

Christina Yang, Undergraduate Summer Student (SURF Program)

University of Texas at Austin


Quantification of viral infectivity.


Current position: Medical School at UT Southwestern

Kristie Ibarra, Graduate Student, Molecular Microbiology Program

B.S. in Microbiology, University of Texas at Arlington, 2004

Ph.D. in Microbiology, UT Southwestern, 2010


Ribavirin drug resistance and implications for HCV treatment response.


Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley (with Eva Harris, Ph.D.)

Chris Robinson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Christopher.Robinson@UTSouthwestern.edu

B.S. in Zoology, University of Oklahoma, 2003

Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology (with James Chodosh, M.D.), University of Oklahoma, 2011


Enteric virus/intestinal microbiota interactions.

Lauren Luethy, Graduate Student, Molecular Microbiology Program

Lauren.Luethy@UTSouthwestern.edu

B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, 2010


Mechanisms of viral transport in neurons.  

Sharon Kuss, Graduate Student, Molecular Microbiology Program Sharon.Kuss@UTSouthwestern.edu

B.S. in Biology, Angelo State University, 2002

Ph.D. in Microbiology, UT Southwestern, 2011


Host barriers and enteric virus/intestinal microbiota interactions. 


Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow at UT Southwestern (with Beatriz Fontoura, Ph.D.)

Bruce Doxey, medical student summer research

Katarina Solberg-Spurger, STARS program summer research

Yao Wang, Graduate Student, Molecular Microbiology Program

Yao.Wang@UTSouthwestern.edu

B.S. in Biological Science, Tsinghua University, 2011


Enteric virus/intestinal microbiota interactions.

Gavin Best, Research Technician II

B.S. in Biology, Duke University, 2010


Gut environment-enteric virus interactions.


Current position: Medical School at UT San Antonio

Palmy Jesudhasan, Ph.D., Research Scientist

Palmy.Jesudhasan@UTSouthwestern.edu

B.Sc. in Zoology, Madurai Kamaraj University

M.Sc. in Zoology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Madras


Enteric virus/intestinal microbiota interactions.

Elizabeth Aguilera, Graduate Student, Molecular Microbiology Program

Elizabeth.Aguilera@UTSouthwestern.edu

B.S. in Microbiology, University of Texas at El Paso, 2013


Enteric virus/intestinal microbiota interactions.

Current Members: