People

Yin Lab 2016
John Yin
John Yin
Principal Investigator, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Education
BA, Columbia College
BS, Columbia University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Biophysikalische Chemie

Selected Awards and Honors
Robert Emmett Dolan Prize, supporting cello studies at Juilliard School of Music, New York, 1978-83
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 1988
NSF Young Investigator Award, 1994
NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 1996

Research Focus: Viruses cause a diversity of human diseases including acquired immunodeficiency syndrome(AIDS), influenza, hepatitis, and cancer. The focus of our research is to develop new experimental and computational methods to better understand how viruses grow and how their infections spread. Our ultimate goal is to apply these methods to create more effective vaccines, design potent anti-viral therapies, and engineer useful viruses. We currently study influenza A virus, which has the potential to cause a global epidemic, and vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), a virus that may be engineered to destroy cancers.

Haley Boigenzahn
Hayley Boigenzahn
Graduate Assistant
Huicheng Shi
Huicheng Shi
Graduate Assistant
Jennifer Heinritz
Jennifer Heinritz
MicroPod Lab Manager
Hawra Aljawad
Hawra Aljawad
Undergraduate Assistant
Ayushi Gangwal
Ayushi Gangwal
Undergraduate Assistant
Daniel Griffith
Daniel Griffith
Undergraduate Assistant
Herry Jin
Tianyi (Herry) Jin
Undergraduate Assistant
Bethany Korom
Bethany Korom
Undergraduate Assistant
Bradley Schwab
Bradley Schwab
Undergraduate Assistant

Alumni

Postdocs

Hezekiah Babatunde
2016-2017
Jagadeeswaran Deventhiran
2015-2018
Karen Duca
1997-2000
Wai-Tong (Louis) Fan
2015-2018
Musarat Ishaq
2008-2010
Yih Lee
1994-1996
Izabela Sibilska
2017-2018
Ranjan Srivistava
2000-2002
Jay Warrick
2011-2014

Graduate Students

Fulya Akpinar
Ph.D. 2014
Ashley Baltes
Ph.D. 2016
Drew Endy
Ph.D. 1997
Ankur Gupta
Ph.D. 2013
Eric Haseltine
Ph.D. 2005
Bahar Inankur
Ph.D. 2015
Hwijin Kim
Ph.D. 2005
Vy Lam
Ph.D. 2005
Kwang-il Lim
Ph.D. 2005
Stephen Lindsay
Ph.D. 2012
Jason Middleton
Ph.D. 2003
Greg Potts
Ph.D. 2016
Rishi Srivastava
Ph.D. 2012
Kristen Stauffer Thompson
Ph.D. 2008
Patrick Suthers
Ph.D. 2005
Adam Swick
Ph.D. 2013
Andrea Timm
Ph.D. 2013
Collin Timm
Ph.D.
Emily Voigt
Ph.D. 2014
Lingchong You
Ph.D. 2002
Ying Zhu
Ph.D. 2008

Undergrads

Xuanqi Chen
2017-2018
Grace Hyland
2015-2017
Yuyong Kim
2011-2013
Jake Redovich
2015-2017
John (Jack) Schroeder
2016-2018
Niklas Vakil
2015-2017
Shyam Varanasi
2013-2014
Jason Wan
2014-2017

Staff

Patricia Pointer
2010-2014