Principal Investigator

Lab Manager

Technical Specialist


  • Reuben Harris

    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.

  • William Brown

    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.

  • Maggie Brown

    Laboratory Technician
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Chemistry, College of St. Olaf, 2019
    brow6057[at]umn[dot]edu

Maggie Brown


Ph.D. Students


  • Amanda Rieffer

    Current Program: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Biochemistry - College of St. Scholastica, 2018
    rieff004[at]umn[dot]edu

Amanda Rieffer


  • Cameron Durfee

    Current Program: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Biochemistry - University of Minnesota, 2020
    durfe041[at]umn[dot]edu

Cameron Durfee


  • Ashley Auerbach

    Current Program: Comparative and Molecular Biosciences
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology - University of Washington, 2019
    auerb015[at]umn[dot]edu

Ashley Auerbach


  • Jordan Naumann

    Current Program: Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Biology - Minnesota State University Mankato, 2016
    jnaumann[at]umn[dot]edu

Jordan Naumann


  • Sofia Nóbrega de Moraes

    Current Program: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: B.S. in Molecular Biotechnology - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2018
    morae010[at]umn[dot]edu

Sofia Nóbrega de Moraes


  • S. Arad Moghadasi

    Current Program: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology, University of Western Ontario, 2018
    mogha019[at]umn[dot]edu

S. Arad Moghadasi


  • Yanjun Chen

    Current Program: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: China Pharmaceutical University, 2018
    chen6475[at]umn[dot]edu

Yanjun Chen


Postdoctoral Associates


  • Bojana Stefanvoska

    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - Paris Saclay University, France, 2019; M.S. - University of Padua, Italy, 2015; B.S. - University of Padua, Italy, 2013
    bstefano[at]umn[dot]edu

Bojana Stefanvoska, Ph.D.


  • Prokopios Argyris

    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - University of Minnesota, 2017; M.S. - University of Athens, 2012; D.D.S. - The University of Athens, Greece, 2008
    argyr005[at]umn[dot]edu

Prokopios Argyris, Ph.D.


  • Jordan Becker

    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2017; B.S. - University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2009
    beck1169[at]umn[dot]edu

Jordan Becker, Ph.D.


  • Elisa Fanunza, Ph.D.

    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    fanun001[at]umn[dot]edu

Elisa Fanunza, Ph.D.


Junior Faculty Collaborators


  • Nadine Shaban

    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.


  • Michael Carpenter

    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.


  • N. Alpay Temiz

    Assistant Professor
    Degree(s)/Past Institutions: Ph.D. - University of Pittsburgh, M.S. - Bogazici Univeristy, 2001.
    temizna[at]umn[dot]edu

N. Alpay Temiz, Ph.D.


Undergraduates


  • Josh Proehl

    Current Affiliation: University of Minnesota
    proeh018[at]umn[dot]edu

Josh Proehl


  • Madeline Lee

    Current Affiliation: University of Minnesota
    lee02729[at]umn[dot]edu

Madeline Lee


  • Chloe Wick

    Current Affiliation: University of Minnesota
    wickx179[at]umn[dot]edu

Chloe Wick


  • Anna Holzhauer

    Current Affiliation: University of Minnesota
    holzh030[at]umn[dot]edu

Anna Holzhauer


  • Ian Boylan

    Current Affiliation: University of Minnesota
    boyla043[at]umn[dot]edu

Ian Boylan


  • Emma Maudal

    Current Affiliation: University of Minnesota
    mauda012[at]umn[dot]edu

Emma Maudal


Previous Ph.D. Students


Matthew Jarvis (2021)
Petrus Roelofs (2020, Visiting)
Jennifer McCann (2019)
Artur Serebrenik (2019)
Jiayi Wang (2019)
Adam Cheng (2019)
Amber St. Martin (2018)
Amy Molan (2018)
Christopher Richards (2018)
Brett Anderson (2017)
Gabriel Starrett (2017)
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


Jennifer McCann, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Postdoctoral Associate from 2019-2021
Present Position: Cello Health Bioconsulting, Florham Park, NJ

Daniel Salamango, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - University of Missouri
Postdoctoral Associate from 2015-2020
Present Position: Assistant Professor, SUNY Stony Brook University, NY
(Stony Brook University)

Rena Levin-Klein, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Postdoctoral Associate from 2015-2020
Present Position:

Terumasa Ikeda, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - Kumamoto University
Postdoctoral Associate from 2011-2020
Present Position: Assistant Professor, Joint Research Center for
Human Retrovirus Infection, Kumamoto University, Japan
(Ikeda lab website)

Diako Ebrahimi, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - University of South Wales
Postdoctoral Associate from 2015-2019
Present Position: Assistant Professor, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA
(TX Biomed)

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

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