People

Sebla B. Kutluay, Ph. D.

Principal Investigator

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program
Immunology Program
Computational and Systems Biology Program

Office: Room 8220, McDonnell Pediatrics Research Building
Phone: 314-747-8908
Email: kutluay@wustl.edu


Maritza Puray-Chavez, Ph. D.

Staff scientist

Maritza is working on identifying novel mechanisms at the HIV-1-host interface.

 

 


Christian Shema Mugisha

DBBS Graduate student

Christian is investigating how manipulation of the HIV-1 capsid lattice leads to mislocalization of HIV-1 vRNPs.

 

 


Hung (Kyle) R. Vuong

DBBS Graduate Student

Kyle is investigating the RNA-binding properties of numerous antiviral host proteins and ISGs.

 

 


Jenna E. Eschbach

DBBS Graduate Student

Jenna is investigating the HIV-1 sensing pathways in virus replication.

 

 


Dana Q. Lawson

Research Associate

Dana Q. is investigating the novel role of HIV-1 integrase protein in particle maturation.

 

 


Nakyung Lee

Bioinformatics Research Assistant

Naky is helping us develop data analysis pipelines for various NGS-based methods heavily utilized in the lab.

 

 


Yiqing (Mike) Wang

Bioinformatics Research Assistant

Mike is helping us develop data analysis pipelines for various NGS-based methods heavily utilized in the lab.;

 


PAST LAB MEMBERS 

Michaela Madison (Research Technician): University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dana Townsend (Research Technician): Currently a research tech at University of Washington.

Jenna Eschbach (Research Technician):  Graduate student at Washington University in STL.

Kasyap Tenneti (Research Technician): MD/PhD candidate at Rutgers University.

Kacie Warshowsky (Research Technician): University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Keanu Davis (Research Technician): MD/PhD candidate at the Cornell Weill/Rockefeller U/MSK