Current and Former

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Laboratory Telephone Number: 847/491-5432
Fax Number: 847/491-2467


Professor Robert A. Lamb, Principal Investigator

Megha Aggarwal, Postdoc

Sara Gnolek, Undergraduate, Work Study Student

Christopher Kors, Research Technician

Dr. George P. Leser, Research Specialist

Wendell Li, Research Technologist
Takashi Okura, Postdoc

Dr. Reay G. Paterson, Research Assistant Professor

Taylor Poor, Resident

Olga Rozhok, Lab Manager

Barbara St. Cyr, Administrative Coordinator


Photos: Dr. Rick Gaber


Former Lab Members-back to top

Richard W. Peluso, Graduate Student, 1974-1979. Ph.D. 1979. Currently, Executive Director, Merck & Co., Whitehouse Station, NJ

Dalius J. Briedis, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1980-1982. Currently, Professor, McGill Medical School, Montreal, Canada

Michael W. Shaw, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1981-1983. Currently, Director, Influenze Division, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA

Reay G. Paterson, Research Associate, 1983-1988. Currently, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

J. David Hull, Research Associate, 1986-1988. Currently, Principal Scientist, Procter and Gamble Inc., London, England

Scott W. Hiebert, Graduate Student, 1983-1987. Ph.D. 1987. Currently, Professor, Department of Biochemistry/Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Mark Williams, Graduate Student, 1983-1988. Ph.D. 1988. Currently, Staff Scientist, Company in California

Suzanne Zebedee, Graduate Student, 1983-1988. Ph.D. 1988. Currently, Partner, ON Search Partners, Menlo Park, CA

Hooshmand Sheshberadaran, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1987-1989. Currently, Chief Development Officer, Intezyne Technologies, Inc., Tampa FL

Davis Ng, Graduate Student, 1986-1990. Ph.D. 1990. Currently, Associate Professor/Senior Principal Investigator, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory and Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

David Simpson, Graduate Student, 1986-1991. Ph.D. 1991. Currently, President, Sunrise Science Products, San Diego, CA

Curt Horvath, Graduate Student, 1987-1992. Ph.D. 1992. Currently, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences and Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Griffith Parks, HHMI Associate, 1988-1992. Currently, Director, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Leslie Holsinger, Graduate Student, 1987-1993. Ph.D. 1993. Currently, Vice President, Biology, Virobay, Inc., Menlo Park, CA

Karen Ector, Graduate Student, 1990-1995. Ph.D. 1995. Currently, Director of Production, Sysmex-Inostics, Inc., Mundelein, IL

Kaoru Takeuchi, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1991-1993. Currently, Associate Professor, Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology, Division of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Carol Ward, HHMI Associate, 1991-1996. Currently, Distinguished Professor, Oakton College, Des Plaines, IL

Oscar Valles, Graduate Student, 1992-1993. M.S. 1993. Currently, High School Teacher, Texas

Chang Wang, HHMI Associate, 1992-1995. Currently, CEO, Neobiosytems, San Jose, CA

Rosemary Wood, Graduate Student, 1992-1994

Hong Jin, HHMI Associate, 1992-1995. Currently, Senior Fellow, MedImmune, LLC, Mountain View, CA

Dayue Chen, HHMI Associate, 1993-1996. Currently, Senior Research Adviser, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. George Leser, Research Associate, 1993-1999; Senior Research Associate, 1999-2010; HHMI Senior Research Technologist, 2011-present.

Dr. Takemasa Sakaguchi, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1993-1996.  Currently, Professor, Department of Virology, Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan 

Diana Brassard, Graduate Student, 1991-1997. Ph.D. 1997. Currently, Associate Director, External Partnerships, Baxalta US, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Deepali Nichani, Graduate Student, 1992-1994. M.S. 1997. Biotech Company, India

John Laluppa, Graduate Student, 1994-1995. M.S. 1995. Currently, Biotechnology Analyst, Dean Witter, Inc.

Jie Zhang, Graduate Student, 1994-2000. Ph.D. 2000. Currently, Assistant Professor, Virology Institute, Beijing, China

Jie Zhou, Graduate Student, 1995-1997. M.S. 1997. Currently, Bioinformatics Specialist, Biotech Company

Christy Bauer, Graduate Student, 1995-1998.  M.S. 1999.  Currently, High School Science Teacher, Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook, IL

Sangeeta Bagai, HHMI Associate, 1995-1998. Currently, Research Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

Rebecca Dutch, HHMI Associate, 1995-2000. Currently, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Kentucky at Lexington, Lexington, KY

Kurt Tobler, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997-2000. Currently, Assistant Professor, University of Zurich Veterinary School, Zurich, Switzerland

Grace Lin, MSTP Student, 1995-2000.  Ph.D. 2000.  Currently, Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of California, San Diego Hospital, San Diego, CA.

Dr. Andrew Pekosz, HHMI Associate, 1996-2000.  Currently, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Biao He, HHMI Associate, 1996-2001.  Currently, Professor, and GRA Distinguished Investigator, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia School of Veterinary Science, Athens, GA

Kevin Shuck, Graduate Student, 1995-2003. Ph.D. 2003. Currently, Director of Marketing and Communications, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley, CA

Dr. Makoto Takeda, HHMI Associate, 2000-2003. Currently, Director, Department of Virology III, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

David Waning, Graduate Student, 1999-2004.  Ph.D. 2004.  Currently, Assistant Research Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Charles Russell, HHMI Associate, 1998-2004. Currently, Associate Member, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Dr. Jorgen Mould, Research Associate, 2001-2004. Currently, Research Scientist, Biota, Inc., Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Anthony P. Schmitt, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997-2005. Currently, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Science, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Dr. Yuki Ohigashi, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002-2006

Dr. Hsien-Sheng Yin, HHMI Associate, 2002-2006.  Currently, Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics and Structural Biology, Department of Life Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Dr. David Jackson, HHMI Associate, 2004-2007.  Currently, BSRC Fellow/Honorary Lecturer, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom

Benjamin Chen, MSTP Student, 2003-2007.  Ph.D. 2007.  Currently, Physician, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worchester, MA

Dr. Nicola Stock, HHMI Associate, 2004-2007.  Currently, Public Engagement Officer, The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Dr. Kurt Swanson, HHMI Associate, 2006-2008.  Currently, Research Scientist, Sanofi, Boston, MA.

Mei Lin Zimmerman Bissonnette, MSTP Student, 2003-2008.  Ph.D. 2008.  Currently, Renal Pathologist, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Dr. Maino Tahara, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009. Currently, Staff Scientist, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Xianghong Jing, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2009.  Currently, Biologist, Office of Biotechnology Products, Office of Product Quality, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Sarah Connolly, HHMI Associate, 2004-2009. Currently, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Department, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Dr. Rie Watanabe, HHMI Associate, 2007-2010.  Currently, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

Dr. Dana Ravid, HHMI Associate, 2006-2010.  Currently, Department Head, R&D, Applied Cell Biology, Sigma-Aldrich, Israel

Dr. Jessica Robach, Graduate Student, 2005-2010

Dr. Jeremy Rossman, HHMI Associate, 2006-2011. Currently, Lecturer, School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

Dr. Brett Welch, HHMI Associate, 2008-2011. Currently, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biochemistry Research, University of Utah and Lead Scientist, D-peptide Research Division, Navigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

Dr. Aarohi Zokarkar, Graduate Student, 2008-2012. Currently, Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, Chicago, IL

Dr. Sayantan Bose, Graduate Student, 2007-2012, Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-2013. Currently, Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Dr. Chunlong-Ma, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2013.  Currently, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Dr. Yuanyuan Liu, HHMI Associate, 2010-2014

Taylor Poor, MSTP Student, 2008-2014.  Ph.D. 2014.  Currently, Medical Student, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Dr. Kari Roberts, HHMI Associate, 2011-2014.  Currently, Senior Scientist, Pfizer, Inc., Pearl River, NY

Dr. Maher Alayyoubi, HHMI Associate, 2012-2015.  Currently, Senior Scientist, Pfizer, Inc., Pearl River, NY

Dr. Jaeil Shin, HHMI Associate, 2014-2016. Currently, Research Scientist, Oncolytic Virus Team, KOLON Life Science, Seoul, South Korea

Dr. Emmanuel Adu-Gyamfi, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2016.  HHMI Associate, 2016-2017.  Currently, Senior Scientist, Pfizer, Inc., Chesterfield, MO

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