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Organization


Chief

Jay A. Berzofsky, M.D., Ph.D.

Office of the Chief Staff

Rasha Abueid, Special Volunteer
Katharine Clark, Summer Student
Roberta Formicola, Special Volunteer
Theresa (Terry) L. Jones, Administrative Assistant
Hannah Kim, Summer Student
Michail Kokkinoplitis, Special Volunteer
Robert Lee, Summer Student
Jacqueline McPhail, Secretary
Thuyduong Nguyen, Summer Student
Olatoye Olutola, Summer Student
Nematollah Rostami, Special Volunteer
Nebiyu Shukur, Summer Student
Lisa Smith, Secretary
Hannah Weber, Summer Student
Sharon Worzalla, Summer Student

Investigators

Jay A. Berzofsky, M.D., Ph.D., Branch Chief
Head, Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research Section

Research Team:
• Rolf Billeskov, Guest Researcher
• Anja Bloom, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Andrew Brandmaier, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Blake Francis Frey, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Avery Hubbard, Summer Student
• Shingo Kato, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Laurel Lagenaur, Ph.D., Guest Researcher
Katherine M. McKinnon, Staff Scientist
• Aizea Morales Kastresana, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Charles Pendleton, M.S., Research Chemist
• Brenda Roberson, R.N., Clinical Research Nurse
• Gregory William Roloff, B.S., Summer Student
• Shahram Solaymani-Mohammadi, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Yongjun Sui, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
Masaki Terabe, Ph.D., Associate Scientist
• Yichuan Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Zheng Xia, Research Biologist
Barbara K. Felber, Ph.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Human Retrovirus Pathogenesis Section

Research Team:
• Candido Alicea, Ph.D., Research Biologist
• Rachel Beach, Animal Technician (Contr)
• Jenifer Bear, B.A., Biological Laboratory Technician
Cristina Bergamaschi, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Frances Dayton, Special Volunteer
• Katherine Goetz, Summer Student
• Xintao Hu, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Rebecca Matthews, Summer Student
• Bethany Nagy, Animal Technician (Contr)
• Guy R. Pilkington, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Eric Ramirez Salazar, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Genoveffa Franchini, M.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Animal Models and Retroviral Vaccines Section

Research Team:
• Maria Amarante, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Nicolo Binello, M.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Massimiliano Bissa, Special Volunteer
• Dallas Brown, Predoctoral Fellow
• Melvin Nelson Doster II, Research Biologist
• Dustin Edwards, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
• Veronica Galli, Ph.D., Predoctoral Fellow
• Shari Noelle Gordon, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Giacomo Gorini, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
• Corrado Gurgo, Ph.D., Guest Researcher
• Namal Prasanna Malimbada Liyanage, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Luca Schifanella, M.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Monica Vaccari, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Robyn Washington-Parks, Research Biologist
Jennifer Clare Jones, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Investigator
Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research Section

Research Team:
• Ife Balogun, Summer Student
George N. Pavlakis, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Human Retrovirus Section

Research Team:
• Rachel Beach, Animal Technician (Contr)
• Bhabadeb Chowdhury, Ph.D., Biological Laboratory Technician
• Konstantinos Dimas, Research Fellow (Contr)
• Rami Doueiri, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Jinyao Li, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Bethany Nagy, Animal Technician (Contr)
• SinMan Ng, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Margherita Rosati, Ph.D., Senior Research Assistant
Antonio L. Valentin, M.D., Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Dionysios Watson, M.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Marjorie Robert-Guroff, Ph.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Immune Biology of Retroviral Infection Section

Research Team:
Thorsten Demberg, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Janet M. Dipasquale, M.S., Research Biologist
• Evin Feldman, Summer Student
• Leia Miller, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Venkatramanan Mohanram, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Thomas Anthony Musich, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Julia Shaw, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Michael Anthony Thomas, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Iskra Tuero, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Diego Vargas-Inchaustegui, Ph.D., Research Fellow

Associate Scientists

Masaki Terabe, Ph.D.
Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research Section

Staff Clinicians

Lauren V. Wood, M.D.
Head, Vaccine Branch Clinical Trials Team

Research Team:
• Brenda Roberson, R.N., Clinical Research Nurse

Staff Scientists

Cristina Bergamaschi, Ph.D.
Human Retrovirus Pathogenesis Section
Thorsten Demberg, Ph.D.
Immune Biology of Retroviral Infection Section
Katherine M. McKinnon
Head, FACS Core Facility
Yongjun Sui, Ph.D.
Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research Section
Monica Vaccari, Ph.D.
Animal Models and Retroviral Vaccines Section
Antonio L. Valentin, M.D., Ph.D.
Human Retrovirus Section

Other Groups and Programs


VB Clinical Trials Team
Lauren V. Wood, M.D., Head
Brenda Roberson, R.N., Clinical Research Nurse