Principal Investigator

Lab Manager

Program Manager


  • Investigator, HHMI
    Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
    Associate Director, Institute of Molecular Virology
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - University of Alberta, 1997; B.S. - University of Alberta, 1993
    rsh[at]umn[dot]edu

Reuben S. Harris, Ph.D.

  • Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - University of Leeds, UK, 1999; B.S. - University of Leeds, UK, 1986
    brown344[at]umn[dot]edu

William Brown, Ph.D.

  • Degree(s)/Past Institutions: M.B.C - University of St. Thomas; B.A. - Iowa State University
    jbalster[at]umn[dot]edu

Jane Balster

Assistant Scientists


  • Technical Specialist, HHMI
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Biochemistry/Microbiology - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2009
    lawxx057[at]umn[dot]edu

Emily Law


  • Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Biochemistry - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2007
    hoiu0012[at]umn[dot]edu

Brian Hoium


Ph.D. Students


  • Current Program: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Biochemistry - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2011
    ande8365[at]umn[dot]edu

Brett Anderson


  • Gabriel Starrett

    Current Program: Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
    starr114[at]umn[dot]edu

Gabriel Starrett


  • Artur Serebrenik

    Current Program: Pharmacology
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development - University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2014
    sere0017[at]umn[dot]edu

Artur Serebrenik


  • Amy Molan

    Current Program: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Biochemistry - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2012; A.A. - Inver Hills Community College, 2010
    mola0019[at]umn[dot]edu

Amy Molan


  • Christopher Richards

    Current Program: Pharmacology
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.A. in Biochemistry - Spring Arbor University, 2012
    rich2081[at]umn[dot]edu

Christopher Richards


  • Jiayi Wang

    Current Program: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.A. in Chemistry - St. Olaf, 2014
    wang2284[at]umn[dot]edu

Jiayi Wang


  • Amber Schoenecker

    Current Program: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Biochemistry - University of St. Thomas, 2013
    schoe517[at]umn[dot]edu

Amber Schoenecker


  • Jennifer McCann

    Current Program: Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Biology - University of Utah-Salt Lake City, 2011
    mccan121[at]umn[dot]edu

Jennifer McCann


  • Adam Cheng

    Current Program: Medical Scientist Training Program
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.A. in Math & Biology - Washington University, 2012
    cheng396[at]umn[dot]edu

Adam Cheng


Postdoctoral Associates


  • Research Specialist, HHMI
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - Wayne State University, 2008; B.S. - Northern Michigan University, 2001
    mcarpent[at]umn[dot]edu

Michael A. Carpenter, Ph.D.


  • Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - University of Missouri, 2015; B.S. - Hope College, 2009
    dsalaman[at]umn[dot]edu

Daniel Salamango, Ph.D.


  • Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - Kumamoto University, 2009; M.S. - Kumamoto University, 2006; B.S. - Kumamoto University, 2004
    tikeda[at]umn[dot]edu

Terumasa Ikeda, Ph.D.


  • Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - The University of Queensland, 2016; BPharm - The University of Queensland, 2007; BBiomedSc - Griffith University, 2003.
    stewartt[at]umn[dot]edu

Teneale Stewart, Ph.D.


  • Bioinformatics Scientist
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - University of Pittsburgh, 2009
    temizna[at]umn[dot]edu

N. Alpay Temiz, Ph.D.


  • Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2016; M.Sc. - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010; B.Sc. - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2008
    rlevinkl[at]umn[dot]edu

Rena Levin-Klein, Ph.D.


Junior Faculty Collaborators


  • Assistant Professor
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, 2006; B.E. - China Pharmaceutical University, 1997
    mingli[at]umn[dot]edu

Ming Li, Ph.D.


  • Assistant Professor
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - Wake Forest University, 2011; B.S. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
    nmshaban[at]umn[dot]edu

Nadine Shaban, Ph.D.


  • Assistant Professor
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - University of New South Wales, Australia, 2007; M.S. - Razi University, Iran, 2001; B.S. - Chamran University, Iran, 1999
    diako[at]umn[dot]edu

Diako Ebrahimi, Ph.D.


Undergraduates


  • Dan Mundt

    Current Affiliation: College of Biological Sciences - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    lauer088[at]umn[dot]edu

Kate Lauer

  • Dan Mundt

    Current Affiliation: Augsburg College
    ranu0030[at]umn[dot]edu

Allison Ranum

  • Dan Mundt

    Current Affiliation: College of Biological Sciences - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    lelan063[at]umn[dot]edu

Evelyn Leland

  • Dan Mundt

    Current Affiliation: College of Biological Sciences - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    ziegl246[at]umn[dot]edu

Brianne Ziegler

  • Dan Mundt

    Current Affiliation: College of Biological Sciences - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    hans4784[at]umn[dot]edu

Heather Hanson

  • Dan Mundt

    Current Affiliation: College of Biological Sciences - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    holte125[at]umn[dot]edu

Matthew Holten

Previous Ph.D. Students


Maggie Olson (2015)
Brandon Leonard (2015)
Val Vieira (2015)
Eric Refsland (2014)
Michael Burns (2013)
Judd Hultquist (2012)
Lela Lackey (2012)
John Albin (2012)
Zach Demorest (2011)
Rebecca LaRue (2010)
Mark Stenglein (2009)
Steve Offer (2009)
Stefán Jónsson (2009)
Guylaine Haché (2009)
April Schumacher (2008)
Donna MacDuff (2008)


Previous Postdoctoral Associates


Allison Land, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - University of Manitoba
Postdoctoral Associate from 2009-2015
Present Position: Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
(MNSU website)

Anurag Rathore, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institue of Medical Sceinces
Postdoctoral Associate from 2009-2014
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, NY, USA

Judd Hultquist, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Postdoctoral Associate from 2012-2013
Present Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Gladstone Institutes, UCSF, USA

Keisuke Shindo, Ph.D.
Ph.D. & M.D. - Kyoto University
Postdoctoral Associate from 2005 - 2010
Present Position: Assistant Professor, Kyoto University, Japan, Hematology and Oncology

Mark T. Liddament, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - University of Cambridge
Postdoctoral Associate from 2003 - 2004
Present Position: Principal Scientist, OBodies Ltd., New Zealand