Alumni

MD/Ph.D.

Charles Langelier

Charles Langelier

University of Utah. Ph.D., 2009
B.A., Colby College, ME, 2000
Thesis Title: “Biochemical studies of retroviral replication and TRIM5α restriction.”
Current Position: Clinical Fellow in Infectious Disease, University of California, San Francisco (DiRisi)
Lab Member 2005 - 2009
 

Ph.D./Doctorate

Sanghee Yoo

Sanghee Yoo

University of Utah. Ph.D., 1997
B.S., Seoul National University, Korea, 1987
M.S., Seoul National University, Korea, 1990
Thesis Title: “Biochemical and Structural Characterization of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type-1 Capsid Protein and Its Interaction with Human Cyclophilin A.”
Current Position: Director, HanAll Biopharma, DaeJeon, Korea
Lab Member 1993 - 1997
Hui Wang

Hui Wang

University of Utah. Ph.D., 2001
B.S., University of Science and Technology, China, 1995
Thesis Title: “Mechanisms and Inhibition of HIV-1 Assembly.”
Last Known Position: Postdoctoral Associate, University of West Florida (Jeffrey).
Lab Member 1995 - 2001
Su (Sam) Li

Su (Sam) Li

University of Utah. Ph.D., 2000
B.S., Peking University, Beijing, China, 1991
M.S., Academia Sinica, Shanghai, 1994
Thesis Title: “Structure of the HIV-1 Capsid.”
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of California San Francisco (Agard)
Lab Member 1995 - 2000
Owen W. Pornillos

Owen W. Pornillos

University of Utah. Ph.D., 2002
B.S., University of the Philippines, 1995
Thesis Title: “Ligand Interactions of the HIV-1 Gag p6 Domain.”
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Virginia, Charlottsville, CA
Lab Member 1996 - 2002
Bin Wang

Bin Wang

University of Utah. Ph.D., 2003
B.S., University of Science and Technology, China, 1996
Thesis Title: “Biochemical and Structural Studies of HIV-1 MA Membrane Interactions and Ubiquitin Recognition.”
Current Position: Patent Attorney, Cooley, Goodward, Kronish, LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Lab Member 1997 - 2003
Barbie Ganser-Pornillos

Barbie Ganser-Pornillos

University of Utah. Ph.D., 2002
B.S., University of Montana, 1997
Thesis Title: “Retroviral Capsid Assembly.”
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Virginia, Charlottsville, VA
Lab Member 1998 - 2003
Jennifer Garrus

Jennifer Garrus

University of Utah. Ph.D., 2002
B.S., Colorado State University, 1996
Thesis Title: “Cellular Factors and HIV Budding.”
Current Position: Research Investigator, Array BioPharma Inc., Boulder, CO
Lab Member 1998 - 2002
Melissa Stuchell Brereton

Melissa Stuchell Brereton

University of Utah. Ph.D., 2006
B.S., University of Missouri, 2000
Thesis Title: “ESCRT-III Recognition by VPS4 ATPases.”
Current Position: Staff Scientist Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
Lab Member 2001 - 2006
Julia Anna Scott

Julia Anna Scott

University of Utah. University of Utah. Ph.D., 2005
B.S., University of Kansas, 1992
Thesis Title: “Structure and Function of the Human VPS4 Proteins.”
Current Position: Technical Manager, Big West Oil LLC, North Salt Lake, UT
Lab Member 2001 - 2005
Hyo-Young Chung

Hyo-Young Chung

University of Utah. Ph.D., 2007
B.S., Yonsei University, Korea, 1996
M.S., Yonsei University, Korea, 1998
Thesis Title: “HIV-1 Uses Multiple Late Domains and Cellular Binding Partners for Egress.”
Current Position: Principle Researcher, New Drug Development Center, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea
Lab Member 2002 - 2007
Collin Kieffer

Collin Kieffer

University of Utah. Ph.D., 2008
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1998
Thesis Title: “The Mechanism of VPS4 and ESCRT-III Mediated Membrane Fission.”
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech, Pasadena, CA (Bjorkman)
Lab Member 2003 - 2008
Angela Katsuyama

Angela Katsuyama

University of Utah. Ph.D., 2011
Vet. Doc. Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002
Thesis Title: “Biochemical Characterization of ESCRT Complexes Involved in HIV-1 Budding.”
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Ailion
Lab Member 2005 - 2011
Michael Landesman

Michael Landesman

University of Utah. University of Utah. Ph.D., 2012
B.S., Pomona College, CA, 1999
Thesis Title: “Characterization of the Retroviral Budding Factor ALIX.”
Current Position: Analytical Chemist I at Biofire Diagnostics, LLC Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Lab Member 2005 - 2011
Viswanathan Chandrasekaran

Viswanathan Chandrasekaran

University of Utah. B.S., Anna University, India, 2006
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Ramakrishnan)
Lab Member 2007 - 2015

Masters

Paul White

Paul White

University of Utah. M.S., 2005
B.S., Utah State University, 2001
Thesis Title: “The Involvement of LIP5, CHMP6, and Ubiquitin Conjugating Enzymes in HIV-1 Budding.”
Current Position: Process Engineer, ATK Launch Systems Group, Brigham City UT
Lab Member 2002 - 2005
Jason Gaspar

Jason Gaspar

University of Utah. M.S., 2005
B.S., University of West Virginia, 2002
Thesis Title: “Structural and Mechanistic Studies of Human VPS4A Proteins.”
Current Position: Graduate student, Beorg R. Brown School of Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX
Lab Member 2004 - 2005
Brandon Henrie

Brandon Henrie

University of Utah. B.S., Brigham Young University, 2009
Thesis Title: “Analysis of ESCRT-III Protein Functions in the Abscission Step of Cytokinesis”
Current Position: Lab Scientist, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, Salt Lake City, UT
Lab Member 2012 - 2013

Fellow

Jun Arii

Jun Arii

University of Utah. Ph.D., University of Tokyo, Japan, 2010
Research Project: Cellular co-factors for HIV budding
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo
Lab Member 2010 - 2012
Monika Bajorek

Monika Bajorek

University of Utah. Ph.D., Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 2006
Research Project: Role of IST1 in cytokinesis
Current Position: CR1 Experienced Scientist at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research
Lab Member 2006 - 2009
Allyson M. Christensen

Allyson M. Christensen

University of Utah. Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1992
Research Project: Structural Studies of Retroviral Matrix Proteins
Current Position: Professor of Chemistry, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
Lab Member 1992 - 1997
Leremy Colf

Leremy Colf

University of Utah. Ph.D., Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2008
Research Project: Roles of ESCRT proteins in cell division
Current Position: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Washington, D.C.
Lab Member 2008 - 2014
Chris Fillmore

Chris Fillmore

University of Utah. Ph.D., Utah State University, Logan, 1997
Research Project: Analyses of HIV-1 uncoating in vitro
Current Position: Biorepository Director at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Lab Member 2003 - 2005
Mary Anne Karren

Mary Anne Karren

University of Utah. Ph.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 2007
Research Project: Role of the ESCRT pathway in cytokinesis
Current Position: Manager, USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Lab Member 2007 - 2009
Matthew Lalonde

Matthew Lalonde

University of Utah. Ph.D., Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, 2009
Research Project: ESCRT complex assembly in vitro
Current Position: R&D Scientist II ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT
Lab Member 2010 - 2016
Gaelle Mercenne

Gaelle Mercenne

University of Utah. Ph.D., Recherche Scientifique Institut de Biologie Moléc et Cellulaire, Strasbourg, France
Research Project: Host factors in HIV replication
Current Position: Staff Scientist, Rodan Laboratory in the Univeristy of Utah Molecular Medicine Program
Lab Member 2009 - 2015
Eiji Morita

Eiji Morita

University of Utah. Ph.D., Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan, 2002
Research Project: ESCRT functions in HIV budding and cytokinesis
Current Position: Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Hirosaki University, Japan
Lab Member 2002 - 2008
Virginie Sandrin

Virginie Sandrin

University of Utah. Ph.D., University of Lyon, Lyon, France, 2005
Research Project: ESCRT-III proteins in retrovirus budding
Current Position: Scientist, Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel, Switzerland
Lab Member 2005 - 2013
Marissa Saunders

Marissa Saunders

University of Utah. Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2012
Research Project: Computational aspects of ESCRT-III and MIT activities
Current Position: Data Scientist, Think Big - A Teradata Company, Salt Lake City, UT.
Lab Member 2013 - 2015
Uta K. von Schwedler

Uta K. von Schwedler

University of Utah. Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1990
Research Project: The role of the vacuolar protein sorting pathway in HIV budding
Deceased
Lab Member 1996 - 2008
Timothy L. Stemmler

Timothy L. Stemmler

University of Utah. Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996
Research Project: Biophysical and structural studies of the HIV-1 assembly
Current Position: Professor and Director of Research, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wayne State Medical Center, Detroit, MI
Lab Member 1996 - 2000
Nathan Uter

Nathan Uter

University of Utah. Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005
Research Project: Enzymology of VPS4 ATPases
Current Position: Director of Technology Transfer for Sutro Biopharma
Lab Member 2005 - 2009
Steve Alam

Steve Alam

Title:  Scientist

University of Utah. Ph.D., Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1994
Current Position: Scientist at BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
Lab Member 2005-2016

 

 

Phone:  (801) 736-6354

Ruth Pumroy

Ruth Pumroy

University of Utah. Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
Research Project: Structural biology of HIV restriction by TRIM5α
Lab Member 2014-2017

 

Email:  ruth.pumroy@gmail.com

Phone:  (860)395-8599