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Organization


Chief

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

Office of the Chief Staff

Rasha Abueid, Special Volunteer
Rolf Billeskov, Special Volunteer
Andrew Brandmaier, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Emma Deravin, Special Volunteer
Konstantinos Dimas, Research Fellow (Contr)
Alice Esame, Summer Student
Roberta Formicola, Special Volunteer
Teresa A. Habina, Program Assistant
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
Eric Ramirezsalazar, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Faith Robertson, Summer Student
Nematollah Rostami, Special Volunteer
Nebiyu Shukur, Summer Student
Lisa Smith, Secretary
Dionysios Watson, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
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:
• Beda Brichacek, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
• Zhisong Chen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Blake Francis Frey, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Meghan Hughes, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Liat Izhak, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Shingo Kato, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Laurel Lagenaur, Ph.D., Guest Researcher
Katherine M. McKinnon, Staff Scientist
• Stan T. Parish, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Charles Pendleton, M.S., Research Chemist
• Brenda Roberson, R.N., Clinical Research Nurse
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
• Natalie Susan Coleman, Summer Student
• Katherine Goetz, Special Volunteer
• Xintao Hu, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Viraj Kulkarni, Ph.D., Research Fellow
• Guy R. Pilkington, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Genoveffa Franchini, M.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Virus Tumor Biology Section

Research Team:
• Maria Amarante, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Nicolo Binello, M.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Melvin Nelson Doster II, Research Biologist
• Dustin Edwards, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Veronica Galli, Ph.D., Predoctoral Fellow
• Shari Noelle Gordon, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Corrado Gurgo, Ph.D., Guest Researcher
• Namal Prasanna Malimbada Liyanage, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Cynthia A. Pise-Masison, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• 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
George N. Pavlakis, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Human Retrovirus Section

Research Team:
• Rachel Beach, Animal Technician (Contr)
• Stephanie Yee-Chuin Chen, B.A., Predoctoral Fellow
• Bhabadeb Chowdhury, Ph.D., Biological Laboratory Technician
• Rami Doueiri, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Jinyao Li, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• SinMan Ng, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Margherita Rosati, Ph.D., Senior Research Assistant
Antonio L. Valentin, M.D., Ph.D., Staff Scientist
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
• 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:
• Meghan Hughes, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• 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
Cynthia A. Pise-Masison, Ph.D.
Yongjun Sui, Ph.D.
Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research Section
Monica Vaccari, Ph.D.
Virus Tumor Biology 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
Meghan Hughes, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
Brenda Roberson, R.N., Clinical Research Nurse