Program Members

Co-Leaders

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Walther H Mothes, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

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Wendell Gray Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Pathology

Section Chief, Otolaryngology

Co-Director Molecular Virology Research Program

Director, Head & Neck Cancer Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Clinical Interests

Biopsy; Clinical Trials as Topic; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Laryngeal Neoplasms; Lymphoma; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin; Medical Oncology; Mouth Neoplasms; Neoplasms; Neoplasms, Unknown Primary; Otolaryngology; Sarcoma; Skin Neoplasms; General Surgery; Thyroid Neoplasms; Tracheal Neoplasms; Antineoplastic Protocols; Early Detection of Cancer; Vocal Cord Dysfunction

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Daniel C. DiMaio, MD, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Therapeutic Radiology

Deputy Director, Yale Cancer Center

Research Interests

Neoplasms; Tumor Virus Infections; Virus Diseases; Polyomaviridae; Papillomaviridae

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Ayman Sayed El-Guindy, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease)

Research Interests

DNA Replication; Oncogenic Viruses; Pediatrics; Phosphorylation; Transcription Factors; Tumor Virus Infections; Epstein-Barr Virus Infections; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Jorge E Galan, PhD, DVM

Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Professor of Cell Biology

Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Bacteriology; Genetics, Microbial; Microbiology

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Andrew Goodman, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Bacteria; Germ-Free Life; Symbiosis; Genomics; Microbial Consortia; Microbiota

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Stanley David Hudnall, MD

Professor of Pathology

Director, Hematopathology Program

Associate Medical Director, Precipio Diagnostics, LLC

Research Interests

Bone Marrow Examination; Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases; Herpesviridae; Hodgkin Disease; Immune System Diseases; Macrophages; Monocytes; Virus Diseases; Molecular Probe Techniques; Herpesvirus 6, Human; Immunophenotyping; Virus Latency; Tumor Escape; Epstein-Barr Virus Infections

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Natalia Issaeva, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology, Surgery Department

Research Interests

DNA Repair; DNA Replication; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Oncogenes; Otolaryngology; Genes, Tumor Suppressor; Tumor Suppressor Protein p53; Human papillomavirus 11

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Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

Professor of Immunobiology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Interests

Autophagy; Herpes Simplex; Immune System; Immunity, Cellular; Immunity, Innate; Influenza, Human; Molecular Biology; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Inflammasomes

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Benjamin L. Judson, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Associate Residency Program Director, Otolaryngology

Medical Director, Ambulatory Clinics, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Research Interests

Neoplasms; Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases

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Susan Kaech, PhD

Professor of Immunobiology

Research Interests

T-Lymphocytes; Turkey; Vaccines; Global Health; Developmental Biology; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Michael J Kozal, MD

Professor of Medicine (AIDS)

Chief Section of Infectious Diseases VA CT Healthcare System

Director Yale HIV Clinical Trials

Acting Chief, Medical Service VACHS & Vice Chair, VA Medical Service for the Yale Dept. of Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Drug Resistance; Hepatitis C; HIV; Veterans; Infectious Disease Medicine

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