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tel. (612) 624-1926

fax. (612) 625-1108

 

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Investigators

The following list represents the core investigators for the Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) within the Academic Health Center. The links will take you to their IMV and other University web pages.

Anderson, Dwight, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Diag/Biological Sciences, Dentistry; Microbiology, Medical School; Bacteriophage phi29 structure and assembly

Baker, Jason, MD

Assistant Professor, Medical School; Clinical management of HIV infection

Bohjanen, Paul, MD, PhD

 

Professor, Microbiology, Medical School; Tlymphocyte mRNA stability

MICAB page

Research page

Bresnahan, Wade, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology, Medical School; Molecular mechanisms of human cytomegalovirus replication and pathogenesis

MICAB page

Cheeran, Maxim, DVM, PhD

 

Assistant Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine, Veterinary Medicine; Neuropathogenesis of cytomegalovirus

Veterinary Medicine page

Chen, Yan

Research Associate, School of Physics & Astronomy

Clouser, Christine, L.

Assistant Professor, Institute for Molecular Virology, Diagnostic & Biological Sciences, School of Dentistry. HIV lethal mutagenesis; viral quasispecies

Conklin, Kathleen, PhD

Associate Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, Medical School; Oncogenesis and retroviruses

GCD page

Downs, Levi, MD

HPV-induced carcinogenesis, molecular therapeutics for cervical cancer and gynecologic oncology clinical trials.

Medical School page

Geraghty, Robert PhD

Associate Professor, Associate Director Center for Drug Design; Herpesviruses, RNA viruses

Center for Drug Design page

Grigsby, Iwen F., PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Molecular Virology
Research Associate, Diagnostic & Biological Sciences, School of Dentistry. Tenofovir-associated bone mineral density loss; HTLV-1 Gag trafficking and particle morpholo

Gopalakrishnan, Raj, BDS, PhD

Associate Professor, Dental School; Metabolic bone loss associated with antiretroviral therapy

Goyal, Sagar, PhD

Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine; Virus Pathogenesis

College of Veterinary Medicine

Grimes, Shelley, PhD

Associate Professor, Diag/Biological Sciences, Dentistry; Structural virology

Haase, Ashley, MD

Regents' Professor and Head, Microbiology, Medical School; Viral pathogenesis, HIV

MICaB Page

Hackett, Perry, PhD

Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development; Development of transgenic vectors for vertebrates; developing non-viral vectors for human gene therapy; analysis of gene expression in transgenic animals; analysis of integration sites of vectors in transgenic animals.

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development page

Cancer Center page

   

Harris, Reuben, PhD

Associate Director, Institute for Molecular Virology, Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Medical School; Mechanisms of purposeful mutation relating to innate and adaptive immunity

Research page

Henry, Keith, MD

Adjunct Professor, Medical School; Clinical management of HIV infection

Herzberg, Mark

Professor, Diag/Biological Sciences, Dentistry; Molecular mechanisms of infection; mucosal infection by HIV-1

Hu, Shuxian, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Medical School; HIV neuropathogenesis

Medical School page

Jardine, Paul, PhD

Associate Professor, Diag/Biological Sciences, Dentistry; Structural virology

Largaespada, David, PhD

Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, Medical School; Margaret Harvey Schering Land Grant Professor of Cancer Genetics; Associate Director, Basic Sciences, Masonic Cancer Center; Cancer genetics, myeloid leukemia, Neurofibromatosis type 1 (Nf1) gene, signal transduction, insertional mutagenesis, murine leukemia virus, transposons

Li, Fang PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Medical School; Structural virology, human viral pathogens, glycoproteins, polymerases

Pharmacology page

Research page

Liang, Yuying, PhD

Associate Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine; Virus-host interactions of arenavirus and influenza virus

Lokensgard, James, PhD

Professor, Medicine, Medical School; Neurovirology

Ly, Hinh, PhD

Associate Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Lassa fever virus replication and host immune suppression

Mansky, Kim Carpenter, PhD

Associate Professor, Dental School; Metabolic bone loss associated with antiretroviral therapy

Mansky, Louis, PhD

Director, Institute for Molecular Virology; Professor, Diag/Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Microbiology, Medical School; Cell and molecular biology of HIV and HTLV; Antiviral drug discovery and development; Antiviral drug resistance; HIV genetic variation, evolution and population genetics; Viral quasispecies; Virus assembly; Evolution of emerging viruses

MICAB page

THE MANSKY LAB page

Matsuo, Hiroshi, PhD

Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Medical School; Structural virology

McGregor, Alistair

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Medical School; Herpesviruses

McIvor, Scott

Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, Medical School; Gene Therapy

Molitor, Thomas, PhD

Professor, Clinical and Population Sciences, Veterinary Medicine; Virus neuropathogenesis

Mueller, Joachim

Associate Professor, School of Physics & Astronomy; Experimental biophysics, two-photon excitation microscopy, fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy

Murtaugh, Michael, PhD

Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Molecular immunology, including the role of cytokine expression in disease pathogenesis and in protective immunity; protein and antibody engineering, molecular pharmacology

Olson, Julie, PhD

Associate Professor, Diag/Biol Sciences, School of Dentistry; Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine; Neurovirology; neuroimmunology; biology of microglia

Olszewski, Neil, PhD

Professor, Plant Biology; Pararetrovirus molecular biology

Osterholm, Michael, PhD, MPH

Professor, Public Health
Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy; Infectious disease epidemiology, bioterrorism, foodborne diseases, antibiotic resistance, vaccine preventable diseases, internet-based information systems, national policy development

Pankiewicz, Krysztof, PhD

Professor & Senior Associate Director, Center for Drug Design; antiviral drug design

Center for Drug Design page

Patterson, Steve, PhD

Associate Professor & Associate Director; Center for Drug Design; antiviral drug design; error catastrophe

Peterson, Phillip, MD

Professor, Medicine, Medical School; HIV neuropathogenesis

Reilly, Cavan, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics, Public Health, Bayesian statistics-modeling and computation, spatial statistics, filtering, survey sampling

Rhame, Frank, MD

Adjunct Professor, Medical School; Clinical management of HIV infection

Rice, Stephen, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology, Medical School Herpes simplex virus gene expression

Roy, Sabita, PhD

Professor, Surgery, Medical School; HIV-associated brain and GALT pathology in the context of drug abuse and opportunistic infection

Schacker, Timothy, MD

Professor and the Associate Division Director of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Medical School Factors that increase the likelihood and efficiency of HIV transmission and T cell homeostasis in HIV-1 infected persons

Schiff, Leslie, PhD

Professor, Microbiology, Medical School Virus-host interactions, viral entry, translational control in virus-infected cells, viral immune avoidance mechanism

Schleiss, Mark, MD

Professor, Pediatrics, Medical School
Cytomegalovirus pathogenesis

Sheng, Wen, PhD

Senior Research Associate, Medicine, Medical School
HIV neuropathogenesis

Skinner, Pamela, PhD

Associate Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine; Microbiology, Medical School

MICAB page Genomic studies of prion disease and Alzheimer disease, in vivo studies of anti-viral T cell responses to HIV and SIV infections

Somia, Nikunj, PhD

Associate Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, Medical School Development and refinement of retrovirus
vectors as tools for gene therapy and gene discovery

Southern, Peter, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology, Medical School Human retrovirus transmission and pathogenesis

Vezina, Heather, Pharm D

Assistant Professor, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacy; Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Medical School

Pharmacy page

Medical School page Antiviral pharmacology research

Vince, Robert, PhD

Professor, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacy; Director of the Center for Drug Design, Academic Health Center Antiviral drug design

Voytas, Daniel, PhD

Professor and Director, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development  Zinc finger nucleases

Wagner, Carston, PhD

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacy Design and development of therapeutic nucleotide analogs, design and study of chemical inducers of protein oligomerization, mechanistic and structural studies of biocatalysis

Wang, Zhengqiang

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Center for Drug Design; Antiviral drug design

Yamamoto, Masato, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Basic and Translational Research, Surgery

Surgery page

Cancer Center page GI-cancer translational research; gene therapy of cancer; adenoviral vectors

Zhang, Wei, PhD

Assistant Professor, Diag/Biological Sciences, Dentistry; Institute of Technology Characterization Faculity; Structural Virology

 

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'Wisc-e-sota', a Joint UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium was first held on Friday, Sepbember 20th, 2013 at the Uniiversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Cartwright Center. This was the inaugural collaborative symposium of the NIH T32-supported virology training programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Talks and poster sessions were presented by students, postdocs and faculty. The second UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium will be held in the Fall 2014. Details to follow.

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