Harvard SHURP Program Summer Intern

Marissa Padilla joins us this summer as a Harvard Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP) program intern.  Marissa is a rising senior at New Mexico State University, where she is pursuing a B.S. in Biology. Marissa is working closely with...

BRIDGE Program Intern

Shunji Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

Shaowen White

Post-doctoral Fellow

Yizhe Sun

Postdoctoral Fellow

Demi Yan

Graduate Student

Zhixuan Li

Graduate Student

Nina Beri

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nina received a BS Biological Sciences and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Maryland. She then moved to the Midwest to pursue a PhD in  Molecular Genetics and Genomics at Washington University in St. Louis. ...

Gewurz lab

Yin Wang

Post-doctoral Fellow

Yin did her doctoral studies at Kansas State in Pathobiology with Dr. Jianfa Bai. Yin's studies focused on developing novel assays for detection of emerging viruses, including African swine fever virus, Seneca valley virus 1 and foot-and-mouth disease virus. She...

Laura Murray-Nerger

Post-doctoral Fellow

Laura joins us following her PhD studies at Princeton, where she studied human cytomegalovirus in the lab of Ileana Cristea. Laura used whole cell proteomic profiling to characterize roles of protein acetylation in host defense and HCMV replication and characterized...

Yifei Liao

Post-doctoral Fellow

Yifei joins us after completing PhD studies with Sanjay Reddy and Blanca Lupiani at Texas A&M.  Yifei's doctoral studies focused on the alpha-herpesvirus Marek's Disease Virus, an important avian tumor virus.  Yifei studied roles of the US3 kinase, the MEQ...

Eshaani Mitra

Postdoctoral Fellow

Eshaani did her doctoral studies in virology with Dr. Haitao Guo at University of Indiana and subsequently at University of Pittsburgh studying Hepatitis B virus (HBV) host/pathogen interactions.  Eshaani found that HBV precore protein p22 inhibits alpha interferon signaling by...

Stephanie Yiu

Third Year HMS Virology Graduate Student (G3)

Prior to matriculating in the Harvard Graduate Program in Virology, Stephanie did research in Alan Chiang's laboratory on EBV lytic reactivation in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Stephanie is pursuing proteomic analyses of EBV host-pathogen interactions and studying a novel innate immune pathway...

Eric Burton, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow

Eric Burton received his PhD from Stonybrook University.  Eric's doctoral research with Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh focused on host pathogen interactions that regulate the EBV lytic cycle.  Eric identified that EBV exploits several inflammasome sensors to activate the lytic cycle, in particular...

Benjamin Gewurz, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator

Email: bgewurz@bwh.harvard.edu, Twitter: @BenGewurz. Mastodon @BenGewurzgewurz@mstdn.science.  Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Founding Member, Center for Integrated Solutions in Infectious Diseases, Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School. Ben graduated from Stanford University with as B.S. in...